Wars have been started just by a few words. i.e racism. Heck being a black Asian I've faced racism before. It sucks.
If you want to talk about standards, consider this: among the 7 martial arts clubs in my school, my Aikido club has no trophies or awards to show off at school so students tend to look down on us. It seems as if we have a lousy standard.
However we've got the most number of members in all of the clubs.
Plus we've never dirtied the dojo with our blood, unlike the other clubs.
Saku is right. Aikido really is amazingly effective.