Condition people to perceive whites' culture as civilized
And every other culture considered primitive - not true

from Ras Kass – Nature of the Threat Lyrics on Rap Genius


This view of ethnocentrism was constantly held onto by colonial Europeans, especially in the Americas and Africa.

Europeans that encountered natives of the New World used their own ideas about civilization and labeled these strange inhabitants, based on western European standards, as savage barbarians.

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