Race, Ethnicity, & Culture


Race, Ethnicity, & Culture

Beliefs about race and ethnicity influence our cultures, politics, and relationships.  What is race?  What is ethnicity?  This group explores those concepts.

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Racism and the effects of ethnocentrism are alive and well in the 21st century.  Racism and humanism are incompatible by definition. 


The most human, and humane, thing that we can do is acknowledge and support the humanity of people who are different from ourselves.  Curiosity about what makes us human, by necessity, includes curiosity about our human ethnic heritage.


We are incredibly enriched by immersing ourselves in a diverse world.  We are intellectually and emotionally impoverished when we exclude others who are not our mirror image.


This discussion group includes many topics about race and ethnicity.  Feel free to comment to new threads, or resurrect old threads, if any spark your interest.


My 2 cents. Sentient Biped.


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Comment by A Former Member on September 15, 2011 at 5:57pm

Great video. Please watch.


Comment by thomas smith on September 11, 2011 at 10:23pm
what is important is the response from the community, a overwhelming rejection of the racist organization
Comment by A Former Member on September 11, 2011 at 7:39pm
SB, I just read that MS article. Astounding corruption. Some people just can't die soon enough.
Comment by Sentient Biped on September 5, 2011 at 10:50pm
@Dallas thanks for posting the video.  That there even are neonazis is disheartening.  I know that these groups exist, but damn.  what idiots.  (I don't mean to demean idiots.  I just don't know better terms).
Comment by Sentient Biped on September 5, 2011 at 10:46pm

Why is Mississippi so red when it is so black.  the grio.com


Reading this I felt like I was in a time machine back to the 50s.  



Comment by A Former Member on September 4, 2011 at 3:20pm
Comment by Sentient Biped on August 31, 2011 at 9:56pm

It's amazing how abysmally stupid some people can be.   Glen Beck....  I would ignore him entirely, but it's important to know there are people like him out there.


Then there's Rush Limbaugh, "Melanin is thicker than water".
Comment by Sentient Biped on August 30, 2011 at 11:53am

I don't know what bothers me more.  The performance or the audience.


Katt Williams' antiMexican rant.





Comment by Natalie A Sera on August 25, 2011 at 10:58am

Thomas, I'm not sure I understand YOUR idea. First off, being taken into slavery and having your land stolen from you and being decimated is not unique to the blacks and Native Americans -- the Jews had their land stolen from them, were decimated and were hauled off into slavery by the Romans 2000 years -- that was the first Holocaust. Hitler was only the second. But I don't feel like the Romans or Italians owe me a living, nor do I feel that the Germans owe me anything, because I, personally, was not affected by those disasters (and I'm only citing the ones I know about -- countless others have occurred). I'm also in favor our government helping the poor, homeless, medically needy and anyone else who is having a hard time, but my beliefs are based on their fundamental humanity, not on what their ancestry is. I don't think an affluent black deserves a scholarship to college more than a dirt-poor white, just because of ancestry. Not even if the white's ancestors were slave owners, because neither one of those kids experienced it personally. On the other hand I felt it entirely appropriate to pay reparations to the survivors of the Japanese internment camps during WWII, because THEY were the ones who suffered. No payments went to their descendants.

So what I am saying is, let's help people on the basis of need, not ancestry. If there happen to be more needy black or Native American folks, then let's help them, but remember why we are helping them -- because they need it NOW, and not because of their ancestry.

Comment by thomas smith on August 25, 2011 at 6:36am

Natlie Sera, i am not sure i quite understand your idea.

not to say that other groups did not suffer but, american indians were mostly eliminated and their continent stolen.

the Africans were not only enslaved but the constitution and federal / local /laws declared them not humans., these are the only 2 groups that did not come here voluntarly, everyone else could of turned around and went back home so i think that is the  big difference


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