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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. 

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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. Daniel W.

 

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Comment by Steph S. on October 4, 2011 at 12:02am
Dallas that is such a terrible story of sanctioned racism. It's hard to believe that happened.
Comment by Daniel W on October 3, 2011 at 8:35pm

Dallas-

That was basically a legalized lynching - a slightly sanitized version of what happened to Emmett Till - also 14 but his execution was nonjudicial and he was mutilated.  It's all disgusting.  Whether S. Carolina or Mississippi are more civilized, or have had some civilization forced on them, is a question up for debate.

Comment by Daniel W on October 1, 2011 at 9:58am

Ethnic Cleansing of Alabama schools?

 

abcnews.go.com

Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.

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The law does not require proof of citizenship to enroll, and it does not apply to any students who were enrolled before Sept. 1. While most students are not affected, school systems are supposed to begin checking the status of first-time enrollees now.

 

 

 

Comment by Daniel W on September 27, 2011 at 11:42am
True.  A bunch of little Lord Fauntleroys with their ruffled panties in a bunch because someone else thinks they are not so special
Comment by Daniel W on September 27, 2011 at 11:26am
This is a great illustration of the shallow understanding that the young repuglicans - and many others, especially tea partiers and neoconservatives - have.  Also their desire to push buttons.  The polarization does not educate, it closes minds.
Comment by Daniel W on September 27, 2011 at 10:27am

Pay - by - race bake sale at Berkeley, set up by campus Rebublicans.

 

cnn.com

 

baked goods will be sold to white men for $2, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1, black men for 75 cents and Native American men for 25 cents. All women will get 25 cents off those prices.

 

 

Comment by Daniel W on September 24, 2011 at 4:52pm
Maybe that's the result of early baptism, and will improve with decatholicization of Ireland.
Comment by Daniel W on September 24, 2011 at 4:08pm
Arrggh.  Fortunately, the catholics are losing their hold on Ireland, a potential source for tasty ginger babies.  Of course, I'm not the first to think of that - it's just a modest proposal.
Comment by Jason Spicer on September 24, 2011 at 4:03pm
I thought holy water was just a kind of marinade.
Comment by Daniel W on September 24, 2011 at 3:51pm
It's my early onset dementia.  I suppose the holy water prepares them for other priestly purposes...  not that I would venture what.
 

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