.Following Paris terrorist attacks on November 13, US president speaking at G20 summit called the incident 'an attack on the civilized world.' President Obama’s rhetoric is a reminder of an old western prejudice which divided world people into two categories of civilized and uncivilized and provided the former with the ‘right’ and ‘mission’ to ‘civilize’ the latter.
The belief dating back to Age of Enlightenment represented racist views that believed white Christians were superior to others, thus able to decide for them. Despite modern life in 21st century, it seems that the idea has long-lived to the date in form of a Hidden Racism.
Based on this Hidden Racism, ‘differences’ are based on cultural, constitutional and geographical criteria, not genetic attributes. This kind of racism emphasizes on superiority of the West and assumes that the inferiors must get cured through ‘civilizing mission.’