Culture is not solely the product of religion, Newbie. If it were, diverse peoples of the same religion would have essentially the same culture and character. Catholic Germans, Mexicans, Haitians, Italians and Poles, despite sharing a common religion, have wildly different cultures and characters. Some are more similar to one another than the others, and - surprise surprise! - those who are more ethnically / racially similar have much more in common than those who are not, even if they share a common tongue (i.e. the French and the Germans have much more in common as a whole than do the French and the Haitians).
God did not create the races as equals, any more than He created individual men as equals. Each race has its own attributes; its own particular strengths and weaknesses. The modern neoliberal mantra that "race is just a social construct" is just that - modernist, Marxist eyewash that has no basis in reality, and which would have sounded utterly bizarre to any Catholic in any place prior to the 20th Century, and even some in the 20th Century. Case in point, as I've been struggling to get Poche to admit, per Pius XI / Pius XII, race is a "fundamental value of the human community" with a "necessary and honorable... function in worldly things."
Hmm. Condescension is not necessary. A bit of reading comprehension is probably in order.
"Driven" does not imply or mean "solely". Different words, different definitions. If only there were a reference work where one could clarify that...
On the whole, I agree with your position. My point was that most of what you are describing is the result of an overly permissive Godless state of affairs that would have, in classic civilization, been remedied by the vigorous application of Catholic society.
For the record, the French and Haitians do not "share a common tongue". The university students (Communists) in Haiti typically speak French. Creole, on the other hand, barely even qualifies as pidgeon French.
All that being said, you seem to be quite enamored of being right. And, I'm more than happy to allow you to think you have all the answers here in e-reality.
Go with God.