Racist Quote?

This quote is from the book Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz. It is a book in the Alex Rider series. This quote comes from a place in the book after the evil guy explains how his upbringing was hard, how he experienced racism, and how that shaped his need/want for power. What do you think of this quote?

“He was sitting in the open air, in Africa! And yet he couldn’t enjoy his surroundings. He was sitting at a table with a madman. He knew it all too well. McCain might have suffered hardships in his life, but what had happened to him had nothing to do with his background or his color; they were convenient excuses now. He had been a psychopath from the start.”

I think it may be considered “racist” because it is denying the fact that there is racial prejudice against Black people. But is “racist” the right word? Let me know.

Thanks for reading!:)Feel free to check out some of my other posts. Also, please comment below to let me know what you think!

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