Racism can be distinguished by a multitude of factors. The overarching theme about racism is the belief that another person’s culture or race is inferior than your own. Racism is usually based on biological features such as facial features and skin color, which are hereditary traits. This is the underlying root of racism and it leads to an elitist mindset. This connects to the European Enlighten because during this period, the Europeans believed that every other race was inferior to their own. They referred to other races as the primitive and savages, seeking to exploit and tame them using colonization. This was done through enforcing one religion and enslaving people to exploit their labor and belittle them. Racism is generational, it is used to enforce psychological trauma so the process of colonialism can be easier. It literally creates an othering of all others who aren’t European, White, and Christian. It creates a structure of hegemony, which puts Europeans at the center. You see this with time zones, how everyone other than Europe has a number greater than zero and Europe is standardized with 00. You also see it when other areas are mentioned, such as “The Middle East.” What is it east of? Was the first question I had asked. It is East of Europe, which is the set standard. I do believe that race and modern biological science grew up hand-in-hand because biologists have been using science to create theories of race for centuries. Biology disproves the idea of race and science shows us that humans of different races have more similarities than differences.