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RACISM

RACISM - DEFINITION

 

  the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races

 

  discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race

 

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  Racism is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent ...

 

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  The belief that each race has distinct and intrinsic attributes; The belief that one race is superior to all others; Prejudice or discrimination based upon race

 

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  racist - based on racial intolerance; "racist remarks"

 

  racist - a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others

 

  racist - discriminatory especially on the basis of race or religion

 

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  Racist - Playing the race card is an idiomatic phrase that refers to the act of bringing the issue of race or racism into a debate, perhaps to obfuscate ...

 

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  racist - An advocate of racism; Of, relating to, or advocating racism

 

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  Any attitude, action or institutional structure which systematically treats an individual or group of individuals differently because of their race. The most common form of racism in North America is in the form discrimination against African-Americans. ...

 

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  An ideology based on the idea that humans can be separated into distinct racial groups and that these groups can be ranked on a hierarchy of intelligence, ability, morality etc. See: ETHNOCENTRISM / RACE / .

 

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  the use of race to establish and justify a social hierarchy and system of power that privileges, preferences or advances certain individuals or groups of people usually at the expense of others. Racism is perpetuated through both interpersonal and institutional practices.

 

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  A set of incorrect assumptions, opinions and acts resulting from the belief that one race is inherently/genetically superior to another. It occurs when people are not treated fairly because of their cultural or ethnic differences. ...

 

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  a social system in which a minority is privileged at the expense of others, always based on the fictitious idea that human beings are naturally divided into "races" with innate differences of ability and intelligence. ...

 

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 "Racism is a learned affliction and anything that is learned can be unlearned" - Jane Elliott

 

 

 

ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S SOUTH PACIFIC

You Have To Be Carefully Taught (lyrics)

 

You've got to be taught

To hate and fear,

You've got to be taught

From year to year,

It's got to be drummed

In your dear little ear

You've got to be carefully taught.

 

You've got to be taught to be afraid

Of people whose eyes are oddly made,

And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,

You've got to be carefully taught.

 

You've got to be taught before it's too late,

Before you are six or seven or eight,

To hate all the people your relatives hate,

You've got to be carefully taught!

 

 

 

 Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

 Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad

 

RACIST JOKES AS A TEACHING TOOL

 

Racist jokes perpetuate racist attitudes and misconceptions in the wider community, as we all know where the jokes end up - in the schoolyard, corrupting and warping young minds.

Young children learn, through humour, to accept the unacceptable. Humour is a good vehicle for this kind of brainwashing, because if it is challenged, people can always respond with, "Hey, it's only a joke". In this way, the "harmless" Aboriginal joke becomes the vehicle for the most vile cultural assumptions that form the basis for the ignorance of otherwise well-educated and informed people.

 

Making Irrational Beliefs Acceptable

These jokes don't have to follow logic or reason. Therefore, the dominant culture can be assured of ridiculous notions.

 

 

 

"Every child smiles in the same language." - Anonymous

 

 

 

SHASTA COUNTY CITIZENS AGAINST RACISM

The purpose of this web site is to provide information about the program, describe how you can implement it in your locale, and also to offer the signs, buttons and t-shirts for sale.

http://www.shastalink.k12.ca.us/noracism/default.htm

 

 

 

 

SPORTS

The National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media exists to fight the powerful influence of major media who choose to promulgate messages of oppression. The impetus which formed NCRSM was the clear case of media coupling imagery with widely held misconceptions of American Indians in the form of sports team identities resulting in racial, cultural, and spiritual stereotyping.

http://www.aimovement.org/ncrsm/index.html

 

 

 

 

UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Education for tolerance should aim at countering influences that lead to fear and exclusion of others, and should help young people develop capacities for independent judgement, critical thinking and ethical reasoning.

http://portal.unesco.org/shs/en/ev.php-URL_ID=6551&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

 

 

 

 

"We cannot change what happened anymore. The only thing we can do is to learn from the past and to realize what discrimination and persecution of innocent people means. I believe that it's everyone's responsibility to fight prejudice." - Otto Frank (father of Anne Frank)

 

 

 

 

RACISM AND ANTI-RACIST RESOURCES AND ORGANISATIONS

for Students & Teachers

http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/racism2001/orglinks.asp

 

 

 

 

LACAR

The Latin American Coalition Against Racism (LACAR) was formed in response to a poster that the Toronto Police Association (TPA) in Canada displayed during May and June, 1999. The overtly racist poster, which was displayed at a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway station, depicted a group of young people clearly identifiable as members of the Latin American community as delinquents and criminals.

LACAR believes that the criminalization of communities of colour and indigenous peoples, including the Latin American community, is an ongoing problem and one of the clearest examples of systemic racism in Canada.

Objectives

1. EDUCATE, analyze and raise awareness about racism.

2. FIGHT and confront racism with concrete political actions.

3. COOPERATE and form alliances with other communities, groups and initiatives fighting against racism and other types of discrimination

http://www.latinosagainstracism.tao.ca/

 

 

 

MY MOTHER SAYS…

 

My mother says she doesn’t care

About the color of my hair

or if my eyes are blue or brown.

Or if my nose turns up or down.

she says she doesn’t care

For things like that.

It really doesn’t matter.

 

My mother says she doesn’t care

If I’m dark or if I’m fair.

Or if I’m thin or if I’m fat.

She says she doesn’t care

For things like that.

It really doesn’t matter.

 

But if I cheat or tell a lie,

Or do mean things

to make folks cry,

Or if I’m rude or impolite

And do not try to do what’s right,

Then that really does matter.

It isn’t looks that makes one great,

It’s character that seals your fate.

It’s what you are

within your heart, you see

That makes or mars your destiny.

And that really does matter.

 

 

 

 

PROJECT AGAINST RACISM

The world is a global society full of rich diversity of race. We feel that it is important not to judge a person's worth as a human being based upon one part of who they are. That it is important and absolutely necessary to treat each person with respect and not judge their character based upon stereotypes and misconceptions. We believe that all members of our global community, regardless of race have something valuable to contribute and that it is time to celebrate the beauty of diversity.

If you agree, please join us by contributing an image to this project.

http://www.antiracismproject.com/

 

 

 

 

PEOPLE'S INSTITUTE FOR SURVIVAL AND BEYOND

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond’s Undoing Racism™/Community Organizing Workshops move beyond a focus on the symptoms of racism to an understanding of what it is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone.

http://www.pisab.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=497

 

 

 

 

 

"In Germany they first came for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me --- and by that time no one was left to speak up." - German Pastor Martin Niemoller

 

 

 

 

THE NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE HEALING OF RACISM

The tour consists of a series of advertisements. When completing the Slide Tour, answer as honestly as possible. When you're finished, take some time to learn more about stereotypes by checking out the websites and on-line documents in our Stereotypes Resources Section, then retake the tour to see how your thinking has changed (after the second tour, you will be given a side-by-side comparison).

http://www.nrchr.org/dosomething.asp?maincategory=3.%20%20Examine%20and%20identify%20prejudice%20in%20advertising

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHING TOLERANCE - A PROJECT OF THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER - When students take action, they create change that extends far beyond the classroom. A former teacher from Crystal City, Tex., remembers the student walkout that helped launch the Latino civil rights movement 40 years ago. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Mexican Americans/Chicanos across the state of Texas made their voices heard in a civil rights movement that would change the state forever. Few people know that the movement began when students in a small farming community took action in a dispute over who could and couldn't be a high school cheerleader.

http://www.tolerance.org/teach/magazine/features.jsp?p=0&is=44&ar=1009

 

 

 NOT IN OUR TOWN

campaign designed to promote discussion in communities accross the country abou thte thread of prejudice and hate violence. The Not in Our Town videos, curriculum guides, and organizing kits provide a model for a broad community-wide response to hate activity. 

http://www.pbs.org/niot/get_involved/index.html

 

 

AVANT-GARDE

Avant-garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm.

 

 

 

PANGEA DAY

In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it's easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that — to help people see themselves in others — through the power of film.

http://www.pangeaday.org/aboutPangeaDay.php

 

 

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 http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/

 

BEING NORMAL

Here are some definitions of what "Normal" is...

 

The usual or expected state, for amount, or degree.

 

Mathematics: 1. Being at right angles; perpendicular.

Abbr. n or N

 

Chemistry: 1. Designating a solution on having one gram equivalent weight of solute per liter of solution.

 

SANE c : Characterized by balanced well integrated functioning of the organism as a whole. Conformed to a type, standard, or regular form; Performing the proper functions; not abnormal; regular, natural.

 

(Chem.) Standard; original; exact; typical.

 

Normal School, a school whose methods of instruction are to serve as a model for imitation; an intuition for training of teachers.

 

Normal Place (of a planet or comet) (Astron.), the apparent place in the heavens of a planet or comet at a specified time, the place having been determined by a considerable number of observations, extending perhaps over many days, and so combined that the accidental errors of observations have largely balanced each other.

 

Normal Group (Geol.), a group of rocks taken as a standard.

 

Being normal: acting like yourself, not trying to be like somebody you aren't, not trying to act like anybody else.

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