Street performers single out men from one ethnic background. The performers make fun of these men based on their ethnic background, and make them bend over and act silly while the crowd laughs at them. These performers then ask the men for money, shaming them if they refuse to pay.
Are the performers racist? Now imagine the performers were black.
What if the roles were reversed and white men singled out black men to come on stage and make fun of them and embarrass them into giving them money?