Western White Supremacy-Why?- Are They The Only Racists?
Is white supremacy in the Western world a form of racism? It most certainly is. It is based on the belief, and its promotion, that the white people are superior in certain characteristics, traits and personalities compared to people of other racial backgrounds. Is it true? Not by a longshot and in this article I will try and show the reasons why white racism exists, and why at present, it is so difficult to eradicate. Examples , of course, are the Atlantic slave trade, the Jim Crow laws in the United States and Apartheid in South Africa. To make it happen the following conditions have to be in place. You need a small group of powerful people to invade a country, subjugate it as happened in India with the British, or a small group of non-educated people to be dominated by another group as happened to the to Blacks and Aboriginals in North America. It is usually political , social, and economic factors that create a dominant group. Cultural racism is a term used to describe and explain racial ideologies that have recently emerged that promote the assumption that certain cultures inherently are superior, but these assumptions are usually based on a great deal of xenophobia and myths, that have no basis in scientific facts. Has a scientific analysis of all races ever been conducted to measure the actual intelligence and abilities of different groups under conditions that would give answers? I doubt it, mostly because the terms of such a test would never be agreed upon.
All races, nationalities, cultures have a superiority attitude , bar none. Take China for instance. Racism against black people may be one of the strongest forms of racism. Many families in China would be horrified if their son or daughter married a black. It can be difficult getting a job teaching English in China if you are black. The Chinese think the only true Americans are white. Racism against blacks is strongly linked to class divisions, as for thousands of years the lighter Chinese looked down on the darker skinned Chinese. Racism does not extend only to foreigners in China–It also extends to its own people. People from Tibet and virtually all Chinese minorities are seen as backwards and in need of a helping hand. I texted Google to ask if there was racism in China. It is hard to believe the responses . The magnitude of it. It appears that every black American or European who went to teach English in China, one way or another was snubbed. Why do we see white racism and will it last?
No it won`t! When there were few humans, and they were hunters and gatherers they never met one another. The societies developed and for reasons I cannot explain, the group that developed white skin dominated intellectually and scientifically. When people of colour emigrated to Europe and America, they were small in numbers and were immigrants. They were dominated by the whites. There was never white emigration to Asia or Africa except as conquerors . If whites had settled in small numbers for jobs in Asia and Africa there would never have been White Racism. They would have been dominated by people of colour because of their few numbers. Will there be permanent domination by whites? Not a chance. Technology has changed everything and the massive numbers of the people of colour will make a difference, a big difference. White people had an original advantage, that is quickly being lost, and I believe in 1000 years with the movement of populations the colours will disappear and racism will end.