A variety of subjects on Race-Ethnic-Religious Relations.
Sites that should be submitted to this category are sites that deal with anti-racism, multiculturalism, equality etc...
Please pick the most appropriate subcategory for your submission.
List of sites dealing with anti-racism.
Please submit to a subcategory where appropriate.
A hurtful act, such as teasing, name-calling, leaving someone out of a group or activity, or bullying, which is done to another person because of that person's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, accent, gender, disability, or other external characteristic.
In its most extreme form, such a hateful act may be a hate crime. A hate crime is a criminal act, such as vandalism, arson, assault, or murder, in which the victim is intentionally selected because of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, accent, gender, disability, or other external characteristic. Such an act may be a violation of federal law, as well as the laws of many states.
The denial or minimization of the Holocaust. Also known as Holocaust revisionism, the Auschwitz Lie, or negationism.
Sites in this category are those that deny, minimize, or seriously distort the historical reality of the Holocaust. Those that seek to combat the distortions that Holocaust deniers propagate should be submitted to the Opposing Views subcategory.
All submissions that fall in the category will be reviewed.
Personal tracts or experiences regarding issues in race, ethnic, and/or religious relations
Publications will be accepted here for now. Expect this category to evolve.
A dictionary defines race as "a division of mankind possessing traits that are transmissible by descent and sufficient to characterize it as a distinct human type" but in practice, 'races' tend to be characterized more by their position of power or powerlessness in a society than by any innate traits. Biologically, no transmissible (genetic) traits are sufficient to characterize a person as belonging to one race or another. Scientists classified the population of the world into different races hundreds of years ago based on observed characteristics, but it is now generally agreed upon that race is a social construct -- a fiction which persists for complex reasons we will try to explore here.
Racism is commonly understood to be prejudicial discrimination based on race -- i.e. the notion that you can gain some information about someone's intelligence, values, personality, etc. by observing the color of their skin. It follows from this notion that certain races are inherently better than others. Many find that a more useful definition encompasses the issues of power and oppression that are involved in racial discrimination. Defining racism as "racial prejudice plus power" means that when one group of people uses the notion of racial distinctions to deny power to others, this group of people can be considered racist. According to this definition, when an individual behaves in a prejudicial manner that behavior is considered racist only if it accords that person's racial group power. The power gained by subjugating a large population based on some easily observed physical characteristics is one of the many reasons racism continues to be difficult to eradicate.
Includes general references which describe and compare world religions. Discusses other issues relating to religion in our society.