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Questions tagged [racism]

Questions related to the prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.

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What is the evidence for a top-down Southern Strategy?

According to Wikipedia, “In American politics, the Southern Strategy refers to a Republican Party electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters in the South by appealing to ...
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Is it fascist/racist to doubly punish for people who live in “poor” areas?

Suppose a government is going to doubly punish for crimes committed by people who live in certain areas. Those areas are selected by a combination of all of the following criteria: lots of foreigners ...
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Is this remark from Senator Lindsey Graham (Rep.) actually racist?

Recently, there has been a huge debate about Senator Lindsey Graham's statements (regarding the DNA test and Iran) being racist. I'm a native Iranian, but I live in South Carolina and I hear these ...
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What does Kanye (Ye) West actually mean by “Abolish the 13th Amendment”?

On his Saturday Night Live appearance on the 29th of September 2018, Kanye West spoke on "abolishing the 13th amendment". (This may have been stewing for a while, but that is when I first became ...
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Is criticism of Zionism legitimate or inherently anti-semitic? [closed]

Personally I have no problem with the idea of self determination for any ethnic or religious group, especially one that has suffered such historical persecution as Jewish people. But the problem is ...
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How does anti-Semitism differ from racism?

If 'anti-Semitism' is no different to 'racism', then why is it necessary to have a separate "...ism" that relates specifically to only one religious/racial group?
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What are some examples of antisemitism in the Labour Party?

The Labour Party of the United Kingdom has recently come under fire for its new code of conduct, with people accusing them of not acting against antisemitism in the party, but quickly against those ...
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Is there any difference between black supremacism and white supremacism

Both movements appear to aim for separatism. I can see how they might disagree on immaterial historical claims. But in terms of practical actions they seem to me to be identical. Is there any ...
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Why is President Trump ending affirmative action in college admissions so controversial?

It was recently announced that: The Trump administration is expected to tell schools not to consider race in the admissions process, discontinuing the policy former President Barack Obama adopted ...
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Are African-Americans under-represented in the teaching profession?

I was doing some research on gaslighting, when I came across the following in the Gaslighting article on Wikipedia: Gaslighting can be seen as institutional and systematic. An article by Tuesda ...
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Has the Labour party always had this level of problems with anti-semitism?

The (UK) Labour party has had a lot of anti-semitism issues in the news recently, including an mural which included caricatures of two Jewish bankers, two separate council candidates posting holocaust ...
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Are Jews fleeing France able to flee to any countries other than Israel?

French Jews, and Jews from many if not all countries, are able to emigrate to Israel, the only Jewish-majority country, as a result of the law of return. Apart from Israel, are there any countries ...
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How does Prejudice Plus Power apply to third party minorities?

This post pertains to the political theory of Prejudice Plus Power, a.k.a. R = P + P, which redefines the word "racism" as "prejudice plus power," meaning, among other things, that only whites can be ...
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Does the term “white privilege” apply to Eastern Europeans?

Does the concept of "white privilege" also apply to (for example) Eastern Europeans, according to the political groups, who it? How is it explained? I am mostly talking about hard line groups, like ...
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What are peoples' perspective regarding racism outside of Europe and North America? [closed]

Note - I'm not too experienced at the nuances of framing questions in this area and many terms carry heavy meaning, some of which I might be less aware of. I hope nothing in this question presumes ...
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Can racial profiling (by police) in the United States be explained simply by the socioeconomic status of the suspect?

This a devil's advocate question, because I don't know of a study/data to directly answer this comment on skeptics. However, I cannot reraise that as a question there because I can't find any notable ...
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Are racist attitudes correlated with income?

Although there are plenty of polls that try to ascertain the racial views of different racial and political groups, I can't find any polls that look into the relation, if any, between income and ...
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Is Saipov considered white or a person of color by Americans? [closed]

Amongst Americans, either of the left-wing variety or right-wing variety, who categorise people as being "white" or "persons of color", which category do they put Sayfullo Saipov in, and what ...
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What is the political orientation of those banning “To Kill A Mockingbird” and similar literature?

"To Kill A Mockingbird" has recently been removed from a reading list in a Mississippi school district. (example article) On Twitter, I've come across US conservatives blaming US liberals and vice ...
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In the US why is nationalism equated with racism?

From Wikipedia: There are various definitions for what constitutes a nation, however, which leads to several different strands of nationalism. It can be a belief that citizenship in a state should ...
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Is the Southern Poverty Law Center A Political or Information Organization? [closed]

I have read in many of the answers in Politics.SE references to the SPLC. The assumption is that SPLC is a prestigious enough organization that their information is authoritative. It is not just here ...
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Why Michael Brown shooting is still being used as an example of police violence against minorities?

It was proved that the officer had the right to use deadly force when Brown was charging at him, yet people still use it as an example of unjustified police violence; for example in this article (but ...
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What are the main arguments against White Nationalism?

The Wikipedia definition of the term 'white nationalist' is "A type of nationalism or pan-nationalism which holds the belief that white people are a race and seeks to develop and maintain a white ...
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Does “Nation of Islam” still hold black supremacist beliefs?

The wikipedia article, Beliefs and theology of the Nation of Islam seems to have a lot of old information. According to the latest possible information, does "Nation of Islam" still hold black ...
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What does the term “White Privilege” mean?

I hear this term "white privilege" when something major happens like a school shooting, police shooting, or even during sentence hearings involving people of different ethnicity. What does "White ...
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Did Gandhi ever make a statement on South African apartheid?

Did Mahatma Gandhi ever publicly declare his opinion on the racist segregation under the apartheid regime in South Africa?
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Are there currently, or have there ever been any 'white' members of Singapore's People's Action Party(PAP)?

Historically, ethnicity seems to have been a sensitive issue in Singapore, one that its founding fathers have struggled with, according to various historical sources. Today, Singapore is a successful ...
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Is there a significant increase in crimes against Muslims in the US? [closed]

My sister has recently been accepted for MS/PhD program in a number of universities in US. The hate crimes on Indians, in US, appear to have been on a surge. Hailing from a Muslim family, we are ...
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Why does the KKK support Trump?

Although Trump rejects the support of the KKK, the KKK still likes Trump. Why are the KKK people supporting him?
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Were there ever racists that believed another race than theirs was superior?

By common convention, racists believe individuals are superior or inferior, dependent upon their race. It is expected that those holding racist view points believe their race is superior, and the ...
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How do Americans perceive slavery?

Similar to this question: How do today's Germans percieve the Nazis: “Race relations are better since I graduated. That's the truth,” Obama told. He added “Racism persists, inequality persists...” ...
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What's the difference between affirmative action and racism?

Affirmative action is the policy of favoring certain groups of people over others. In the US, this is generally implemented by basis of race. How is this not the exact definition of ...