European isn't a race. White isn't a race. So why you're babbling about being "non-racist" is a mystery.
What you actually are is poorly educated. And (presumably) unintentionally bigoted as a direct result.
Since education is the only cure for Ignorance, here's what you apparently didn't know:
The concept of race is a Medieval myth invented during a time when people were so clueless, stupid and backwards they also believed witches, dragons and fairies were real, too:
'The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages'
Link – http://www.academia.edu/321674/The_Inven…
So that's not saying much good about Europeans for dreaming up a crackpot hoax people still stupidly believe.
Reality is that race is just fairy tale nonsense debunked by Science:
"In 1950, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) issued a statement asserting that all humans belong to the same species and that “race” is not a biological reality but a myth. This was a summary of the findings of an international panel of anthropologists, geneticists, sociologists, and psychologists."
Link – http://www.topinfopost.com/2014/11/11/th…
In all, the United Nations convened four such panels, in 1950, 1951, 1964 and 1967. Go look that up.
All of them confirmed what science already proved: That the only race is the Human race. Period.
Truth is, every person on the planet is directly descended from Blacks who migrated out of Africa to populate Europe & the Rest of the World tens of thousands of years ago:
'Europeans were once black: study'
'Ancient European Had Blue Eyes And Dark Skin'
'Original Europeans Were Darker Skinned Africans'
'Europeans were dark-skinned until 8,000 years ago'
'Early Europeans were dark-skinned, research shows'
'Oldest European genome illuminates diverse ancestry'
'Europeans did not inherit pale skins from Neanderthals'
'Black Africans Were The First Europeans, Say Scientists'
'Scientists Reveal the First European Faces Were Not 'White'
'The First (Black) Europeans: The Original Africans Of Europe'
'Europeans were dark-skinned from 40,000 until 8,000 years ago'
'European Gene for Light Skin Evolved Much Later Than Thought'
'DNA Tests Show Ancient European Hunters Were Dark Skinned'
'White Skin Developed in Europe Only As Recently as 8000 Years Ago'
Additional to all this is the fact that Western Civilization predates the existence of all European nations, originating in the Near East thousands of years ago with the Mesopotamians, Egyptians and Hebrews (3000-500 BCE), and through them to Ancient Greece (1200-200 BCE), then Ancient Rome (753 BCE – 476 CE).
Millennia later, it grew to include what's now Europe in the Early Middle Ages (476-1000 CE), and from there the familiar history you're referring to.
Europeans having the benefit of the accumulated knowledge of thousands of years of study, learning & discovery done by all the rest of Western Civilization is how and why Europe progressed so quickly.
Anyone else in their position could and would have done the same. That others couldn't because they didn't have the same access is nothing against anyone else anywhere else. It was simply the luck of the draw that the Romans invaded & occupied Western Europe instead of heading further East into Asia & Africa.
Had Rome done that instead, Europeans would be the less advanced nations like those you referred to.