What does the Bible says about white supremacy -- or the superiority of any race, tribe, or nation?
The Bible says we are of one blood. "He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation" (Acts 17:26, NASB). The KJV says "one blood." Orthodox, Biblically-faithful Christians are creationists. We believe that Genesis 1-3 are a historical narrative. We believe there was a real Adam, mostly because Jesus the Son of God believed that, and He cannot err.
Therefore, all races descend from one original human, whom God named Adam. This is one chop at the root of the white-supremacy tree.
We are all condemned for our sins. "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23). There is not a good race and a bad race. The entire human race is bad: "No oneisgood except God alone." (Jesus, Mark 10:18). This is a second chop. God's righteous anger abides on us all, outside of Jesus Christ.
There is only one way to God. "Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." " (John 14:6). All races must enter into life through the "narrow gate" of Christ, where only one person can walk through at a time. This is a third chop. There are no separate Jim Crow doors into the kingdom of heaven.
Christ unites all His believers into one Church. "He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.AndHe came and preachedpeace to you who werefar away, and peace to those who were near." Ephesians 2:14-17.
God is impartial. "...God...will render to each person according to his deeds:to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek,but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with God." (Romans 2:6-11).
False teachers for centuries have tried to justify a doctrine of white supremacy. One example of false teaching is the idea that God cursed black people by cursing Ham (see Genesis 9:20-25). Any child can read the original story and see that there is no hint of any such curse on black people there. Ham dishonored his father Noah, by shaming Noah to the family.
It is not clear why God didn't curse Ham directly, except perhaps that God had already blessed him in Genesis 9:1. If we apply other passages in Scripture that say God only punishes individuals for their own sins (Ezekiel 18:30), that suggests that Canaan joined in his father's shaming of Noah. God cursed Canaan, not Ham, so there is no curse on Ham.
Canaan became the ancestor, not of "black people", but of Canaanites. This fact seems blindingly obvious, doesn't it? "Canaan became the father of Sidon, his firstborn, and Hethand the Jebusite and the Amorite and the Girgashiteand the Hivite and the Arkite and the Siniteand the Arvadite and the Zemarite and the Hamathite; and afterward the families of the Canaanite were spread abroad. The territory of the Canaanite extended from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; as you go toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha." (Genesis 10:15-20).
Among these were the tribes destroyed or conquered by Joshua and the Jewish armies. God's curse was alluded-to by God in Genesis 15:16 (the Amorites were on a ticking clock), and then it came to pass through the kings of Israel.
All doctrines of racial or national superiority, whether Aryans being by nature superior over blacks, Serbs vs. Croats, or warring African tribes, come from Satan and human foolishness. Neo-Nazism and the Klan are anti-God and anti-Gospel, in the same way that Communism, abortion, and pro-homosexuality are anti-God and anti-Gospel. There is no place for such things in the Christian church.