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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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

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Comment by Sentient Biped on May 23, 2012 at 8:39am

Strange story there in CHicago, Dallas.  From the yahoo pic, looks like the "anti-racist" attackers were white... probably a good think considering the reaction if they were any other race.

Comment by A Former Member on May 23, 2012 at 7:54am

And now for something completely different.

Comment by A Former Member on May 22, 2012 at 7:05pm

I wish these people would give it a rest already: KKK invites NC residents to ‘whites only’ cross burning

Comment by A Former Member on May 16, 2012 at 6:58pm



Comment by A Former Member on May 11, 2012 at 1:57pm
Comment by Sentient Biped on April 15, 2012 at 9:20am

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 7, 2012 at 8:50am

The book isn't about the slavery prior to the civil war.  It's about the pattern of arresting people for no reason other than being black, putting them into forced labor situations, using them in labor camps and factories for little or no pay and destroying their lives.  This went on for about a century following abolition of slavery.  It's not about words.

Comment by leveni on April 6, 2012 at 11:08pm

 Makes me want to nuke much of the South, at least for most of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

It's interesting how words can make us feel. In Australia we don't have this problem about slavery. The reason being: we never wrote about it, therefore it never existed. So the guilt and blame thing doesn't happen here. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 6, 2012 at 10:45pm

Are things becoming more heated, are people becoming more polarized, or are people just revealing themselves to be who they are?  Or are we just becoming more aware because of the character of internet information?


Current book Im reading is Slavery by Another Name.  not really reading - it's on Audible and I am listening to it as I fall asleep.  I have to back up every night because I fall asleep, but this is a way that I "read" to remember.  Makes me want to nuke much of the South, at least for most of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  But in its own way, the North was equally culpable.

Comment by A Former Member on April 6, 2012 at 10:36am

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