It's well known that the Empire was xenophobic and "human-firster" in general (I can provide relevant Wikia links if someone has doubts).
But did there exist Emperor Palpatine's (or rather Darth Sidious') personal xenophobia?
Or was Empire's Xenophobia merely a political tool to both involve/placate/attract xenophobic humans on Coruscant and other Core worlds; as well as a general Nationalistic-like "against the Others" tool, which many Earth human states relied on successfully?
Please note that I'm speaking of a generic "humans are better than non-humans" xenophobia, and NOT Palpatine's dislike for specific individual races such as Caamasi which happened for a reason (e.g. explicitly or implicitly standing in the way of his power).
I'm looking for canon (any canon, not only G-) references only, not speculation.
As counterpoints to Emperor being xenophobic, one can consider Thrawn or Xizor.