colour me surprised but believe me brother, it's far worse in europe, esp. if you're arab looking.
I know it is given what I've read Europeans say about racism in those countries, and given what I've read about racism in those countries, which is scary to think about. There's a PC thing in North America that keeps many USA and Canadian citizens from saying what they really mean but that blinder is off throughout much of Europe.
the worst kind of racist is the one who likes to make himself look as the progressive type, who would never claim to be a racist and who probably doesn't really think of himself as one either, the one who usually claims to be an atheist and uses that image to attack other peoples because of their religious beliefs and has no problems sympathizing with right wing politicians with an anti immigration agenda. there are actually quite a few of those here.
In Europe are on this site? Because if you mean on this site, I have a clue who you're implying. If not, then yes, I totally know what you're saying and yes, A LOT of social progressive, starbucks, athiest types look down on people of different races bar Asians. Since from my experience, a lot of Asians run in these crowds. And they definitely do look down on other races/origins, and they pity them. They consider them trashy, unsophisticated and uncivil. Hear about this all the time.