IMHO, having a preference in how you personally learn best does not necessarily make you a "racist". Its possibly just looking for a match in your own learning strategy. Making it easier on yourself does not necessarily means its against the Japanese. Its just more egocentric, its all about you, not them.
On the other hand, it is a limitation that cuts you off from some very valuable learning opportunities. But, if you choose to limit yourself, you have that right.
I guess you will not be attending the Aiki Expo next year. Too bad. It was great this year. I look forward to learning from the people I don't understand. Their example was awesome.