"The individual's problems are derived largely from certain distortions of reality based on erroneous premises and assumptions. These incorrect conceptions originated in defective learning during the person's cognitive development [learned from parents]. The formula for treatment is the therapist helps a patient [racist] to unravel his/her distortions in thinking and to learn alternative, more realistic was to formulate experiences."
Aaron T. Beck M.D. Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders