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Stanford University

Department of History

Stanford University, California


The idea of racial superiority appeared simultaneously
with the idea of race identity and finds its origins as soon
as organized group living became the accepted mode
of life. Thus this idea is found almost in every
race. The Greeks called strangers and foreigners
The Chinese called their country the
Middle Kingdom, while the Japanese [identified?] theirs as
the Land of Gods. The Jews considered themselves
God's Chosen People. The Germans because of their [exceptional mass?]
superiority dreamed of Deutschland über alles.
The Nordic superiority is heard. The Latins insist however,
that their genius is inferior to none.

When the West came in contact with the East
the White races insisted upon their superiority over
the colored races which inhabited the East.
These are some of the obvious facts relating to
the idea of racial superiority.

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