Dr. Shiva has experienced racism on two continents: from his birthplace on the very bottom of the Indian caste-system, to the ivory tower of American Academia. Dr. Shiva discovered that true racism was not merely the ignorance and bigotry that groups exhibit toward each other, but how powerful elites exploit those differences to pit groups of people against each other. White Supremacy is not the system itself, it is merely a tool of the deeper system, as is every other form of racial supremacy.