Race, Ethnicity, & Culture

Information

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.

Location: Global
Members: 230
Latest Activity: 22 hours ago

Welcome!

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

 File:BlueMarble-2001-2002.jpg

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.

 

web counter
web counter

Discussion Forum

Evidence of a 13,000 year old race war

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Luara Jul 22. 1 Reply

Charles Koch racist with facade

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 9. 0 Replies

White Cultural Pathologies

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dean Smith Apr 23. 1 Reply

Review of Carl Hart's book "High Price"

Started by Luara. Last reply by Richard Goscicki Dec 27, 2013. 4 Replies

Buried alive - Kalief Browder

Started by Luara. Last reply by Luara Dec 10, 2013. 4 Replies

The Guardian / World / Race Issues

Loading… Loading feed

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Race, Ethnicity, & Culture to add comments!

Comment by A Former Member on August 6, 2009 at 5:51pm
Daniel, I just had the chance to watch the video on albinos in Africa below. That is just horrible. Just horrible! Will humanity ever move beyond this?
Comment by Ralph Dumain on August 6, 2009 at 5:46pm
The video is good as far as it goes. It is addressed to the young and stupid, not my generation. I'm more used to the old and stupid, and I don't care much for the hiphop generation. In any case,, it's important to examine this contemporary culture of cynicism, vacuous playing with cultural codes, and irony devoid of substance. Crossover racial identification might have had its merits in the past, but it's become a parody of a parody, like everything else in American culture. If one wants to engage identity and friendship now, a much more critical approach is needed.
Comment by A Former Member on August 6, 2009 at 5:28pm
Some of you may be interested in this movie review I posted on Atheist Cinema: Pinky (1949)
Comment by Sentient Biped on July 25, 2009 at 8:24pm
Responding to Dallas' posting of a photo below, showing an albino Black man (I realize the contradiction in terms, but identity and melanin don't match here), here is a video regarding ambinism in S. Africa. (Sorry, embedding was turned off for this video).

1 in 4,000 people in subSarahan Africa is Albino. In addition to the medical consequences (skin cancers), superstition leads to murders of albinos.

Comment by Jo Jerome on July 24, 2009 at 12:03am
"Mad black woman" as in angry, stir-crazy, or devilishly clever?
;-)
Comment by Sentient Biped on July 22, 2009 at 11:05pm
Welcome and please jump right into the discussions!
Comment by animus on July 22, 2009 at 5:45pm
Can a mad black woman join this group? LOL just dogging around!!!
Comment by A Former Member on July 21, 2009 at 8:50am
@Sophia: Oh, very much so. He's quite beautiful.
Comment by sophia on July 21, 2009 at 2:15am
Despite of absence of color He got a great attraction.
Comment by Sentient Biped on July 12, 2009 at 7:18pm
Nano,
Thanks a lot for your comment. I just noticed it! It's very rewarding to read that.

At first I wondered whether any one would pay attention. So far there have been a lot of great discussions. Your input, and that of other contributers, has been great, reasoned, thoughtful. I hope that we can keep growing the group and expanding the conversation.
 

Members (230)

 
 
 

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

AJY

 

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service