"Do racist think that because they are white, they are superior? "
One does not have to be white to be a racist. Racism can be identified anywhere in the world. it is when one group appears different from the other in skin color, culture, class or national origin, discrimination often occurs against the other group, most often based in myth and misinformation.
Without intervention this prejudice turns hateful, each group no longer relates to each other as human beings, but something sub-human. The trappings of Greed promises money and power over something not human. Again attempting to justify themselves to benefit from the labor or possessions of others because it is a crime against humanity. But the “self-righteous”claim their actions are based in the benevolence of their faith, for Christians the biblical Jesus himself.
From my view point, religions who in the name of Faith and God fail to see or understand ALL individuals born to Earth are the children of God, deserving respect of all humanity, and are born with His gift given of free will, The tools for individual learning, self discipline, decision making, and love for the human family. No human man or woman has the authority to usurp the Spiritual authority of God and of Jesus. However, I digress – whites believing themselves to have superior intelligence over all unlike themselves.
The challenge for whites to recognize their racial obsession is vested years of denial, mistakenly believing racism does not affect them. However present day scientific data show it the white racist who appear to be more fixated on Racism than others. This psychological race-skin color fixation is grounded in how the white male self identifies. Please do understand the problem is much deeper than the simple example I've given here.
Where did this idea of Superiority come from? The Puritans in1630, "The Divine Right to Occupy The Land." These Christians from Europe, believed themselves Agents of God, and therefore it was God's will that they should inhabit all the World.
This Superiority over all others came from their European education and experience of the time: the flat earth society, Inquisitions, Witch trials and "bleeding" for what ails you. While parts of Africa, medical men were using fine surgical steel implements to perform cataract surgery on the eye,while Europe
was in the dark ages.
Getting closer to the issue, several weeks ago - a noted politician being interviewed with his self-styled white superiority mindset and body language, pumped with prejudice and bigotry, Pat Buchanan confirmed his bias, "whites are superior in intelligence". But the example he referenced to highlight that superior intelligence, creators of the U.S. Constitution.
Perhaps Mr Buchanan had a 'Betsy Ross' moment. The U.S. Constitution is a product of the League of Iroquois' The Great Law Of Peace,
except our Constitution framers did not include total equality for women, women were excluded until the 1920 Voting rights.
Racism is Prejudice and Bigotry turned hate. Prejudice is an unquestioned emotional belief in a falsehood believed to be truth. In other words, Prejudice is an emotional commitment to Ignorance. Bigotry is swelled up pride, with feelings of Superiority.
What a Statesmen and advocate Buchanan would be speaking the whole truth for all humanity . While I strongly disagree with most of Buchanan's ideology, his honesty is appreciated and respected.
This white racist fixation is controlled by the disease of Racism, it is as addictive as any drug like Heroin or Cocaine, where the addicted behaviors is liken to a drug addict on the prowl, unpredictable behavior, thoughtless and selfish no matter the cost. (sounds like the 2012 Congress to me.)
Hope this helps