Erasing Global Racism




Racism consists of both prejudice and discrimination based in social perceptions of biological differences between peoples. It often takes the form of social actions, practices or beliefs, or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to each other, based on presumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities. It may also hold that members of different races should be treated differently.


Among the questions about how to define racism are the question of whether to include forms of discrimination that are unintentional, such as making assumptions about preferences or abilities of others based on racial stereotypes, whether to include symbolic or institutionalized forms of discrimination such as the circulation of ethnic stereotypes through the media, and whether to include the socio-political dynamics of social stratification that sometimes have a racial component.


In sociology and psychology, some definitions only include consciously malignant forms of discrimination. While some consider any assumption that a person’s behavior is tied to their racial categorization is inherently racist, regardless of whether the action is intentionally harmful or pejorative, because stereotyping necessarily subordinates individual identity to group identity. Some definitions of racism also include discriminatory behaviors and beliefs based on cultural, national, ethnic, caste, or religious stereotypes. One view holds that racism is best understood as ‘prejudice plus power’ because without the support of political or economic power, prejudice would not be able to manifest as a pervasive cultural, institutional or social phenomenon.


While race and ethnicity are considered to be separate phenomena in contemporary social science, the two terms have a long history of equivalence in popular usage and older social science literature. Racism and racial discrimination are often used to describe discrimination on an ethnic or cultural basis, independent of whether these differences are described as racial. According to the United Nations convention, there is no distinction between the terms racial discrimination and ethnic discrimination, and superiority based on racial differentiation is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous, and that there is no justification for racial discrimination, in theory or in practice, anywhere.


In history, racism was a driving force behind the transatlantic slave trade, and behind states based on racial segregation such as the U.S. in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and South Africa under apartheid. Practices and ideologies of racism are universally condemned by the United Nations in the Declaration of Human Rights. It has also been a major part of the political and ideological underpinning of genocides such as The Holocaust, but also in colonial contexts such as the rubber booms in South America and the Congo, and in the European conquest of the Americas and colonization of Africa, Asia and Australia.


Educate yourself on racism then do your part to erase racism across our planet.


What Is Racism


Erase Racism NOW


CrossRoads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training


Stand Against Racism


Anti-racist organizations in the United States


Solid Ground – Anti-Racism Initiative (ARI)


Anti-Racist Alliance


African Americans’ rights organizations


Southern Poverty Law Center‎ 


Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee‎ 






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    • I am following both of your blogs, and thank you for this link. I was recently called a predator by a woman who suffered from childhood abuse and I believe rape, but I can not be certain. I refused her asking me for my personal information, after we exchanged e-mails for weeks. she suddenly saw me as an enemy because I wanted my privacy respected. On social media I do not post my personal info for anyone, thats my rule. It’s one I keep at all costs. If you are interested in reading this entire fiasco of an incident, and provide me with your opinion, whether I handled this correct or made a mess of it, I’d be glad for your words. This is my version of events but I only posted this in response to her initial blog post about me. Usually I give no weight to people talking about me negatively on social media or in real life, but being called a predator just rubbed me wrong and I needed to response to keep my name and reputation clear.


  1. Wished I read this before creating my second post about Universal Human Rights…Well, going to add it in next weeks’ ‘Other Beautiful Posts’. Cause this is important information and must be shared.


  2. Couldn’t agree more I come from a mixed race background, my mother is from Malaysia my father’s Scottlish. We were brought up to celebrate both cultures equally. My father loved travelling and meeting people from different cultures, he still does. When he was a young man he stayed as a guest of a dayak family in Malaysia. That is my father’s view and that is mine too, embrace diversity rather than being intolerant or scared of it.


  3. Re the eyes closed praying & land disappearing, we have similar saying in our country (Aotearoa now called NZ) … goes something like … the missionaries kept our eyes heaven whilst the land was taken from under us.


  4. Way to go being yourself and being honest. Even if we do not agree on everything (which is totally fine because we all are unique), I really respect you and think that what you are doing is great. Best of luck! 🙂


  5. I’ve been following you on Twitter & receiving The Obamacrat for a long time. You helped me put my UB button on my website and have been very supportive of me. Due to my sister’s unexpected death, I have been off Twitter for several months. Now that I have returned, I find that I am blocked by you and I have no idea why. Could you please help me find out what the problem is? Thank you. 🙂


    • I don’t have a clue…I didn’t block you but Twitter has been removing my followers and randomly blocking folks I follow. I sent a tweet to support but that was ignored. Give me your twitter handle & I will see if unblocking you works. My condolences to you in the passing of your sister. My heart goes out to you for her death & your loss.


  6. I have been following you on Twitter & receivng The Obamacrat for a long time. You helped me set up the UB button on my web site & have been very supportive of me. Due to the unexpected death of my sister, I was off Twitter several months. Now that I have returned, I find that I am blocked by you and I have no idea why. Can you please help me find out what happened? Thank you. 🙂


  7. I knew you were writing about yourself after the first sentence. It was your cadence. It is good for a hacker. LOL. You were in Hawaii too? Well that is good. I was so sick I guess it didn’t sink in. Hugs


  8. Great website. Just discovered it. I’m also an Obama Maniac. Too bad I can’t vote for him again in 2016. LOL.

    Keep up the good work!


  9. Jueseppi, I hope that you accept the award.

    My holiday was lousy. I’m tired and sore, but at least I won’t have to cook today or tomorrow. 🙂


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