It’s OK to say Western civilization is superior

Are those of us who believe contemporary Western civilization, rooted in Europe’s Enlightenment, is superior to what, say, modern China or Egypt have to offer, racist?

Should we who have our ancestors in Africa or Asia feel guilty when we are inspired by the Hobbesian covenant, the Lockean contract or the Rousseauian pact?

Some in the Islamic world believe so, and condemn any learning that originates from the words of the “Kufaar” (Christians, Jews, Hindus, Atheists).

But now it seems some in the West also feel it is racist for non-White people to look up to Europe’s past for inspiration.