Race, Ethnicity, & Culture

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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. Sentient Biped.

 

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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

Why the right hates government

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sentient Biped Nov 25, 2013. 3 Replies

On "Race Denial". Are Races Real? Not Real?

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 10, 2013. 3 Replies

In the US it's not called terrorism if a white guy does it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Jun 9, 2013. 9 Replies

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

Hehehehehehe:

 

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?

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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
Comment by Sentient Biped on April 3, 2012 at 9:18pm
Comment by A Former Member on April 3, 2012 at 10:21am
Comment by Sentient Biped on December 16, 2011 at 10:03pm

"If I have to stick up for my white rights, I have to stick up for my white rights. It goes both ways"  WTF?   Every time I think people can't shock me with their stupidity, someone does.

 

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