Racism is an issue spanning farther back than just people in white suits. It is an issue that has plagued us since the time of the greeks and before.
The Greeks were not prejudice against color. However it is easy to see how this could spread. With the sale of large amount of African slaves to America it was a easy to see how the idea would change to color.
Since that time we have been trying to repair the damage done. Today racism is all but destroyed barring small groups.
Does that make me any less a person?
Yes! Our civilization makes us superior you simpleton.
You aren't Greek you barbarian!
Since i own all these black people I must be better than them. Why else would they be sold if they were not inferior.