Race

One of the main groups to which people are often considered to belong, based on physical characteristics that they are perceived to share such as skin colour, eye shape, etc.:

People of many different races were living side by side.

Cambridge Dictionary

race

noun (PEOPLE)

a group, especially of people, with particular similar physical characteristics, who are considered as belonging to the same type, or the fact of belonging to such a group:

People of many different races were living side by side.
Discrimination on grounds of race will not be tolerated.
An increasing number of people in the country are of mixed race
(= with parents of different races).

[ C, + sing/pl verb ]

a group of people who share the same language, history, characteristics, etc.:

The British are an island race.

More examples

She teaches the students to have respect for different races and appreciate the diversity of other cultures.
Primitive races colonized these islands 2000 years ago.
People should not be stigmatized on the basis of race.
Today, many Americans are still grappling with the issue of race.
Discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age or disability is not allowed.

Cambridge Dictionary

1 Air Force Lt. Gen. addresses cadets about racism incident

29 sep. 2017

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, superintendent of the Air Force Academy, stood all his 4,000 cadets at attention Thursday to deliver a message on racial slurs found written on message boards at the academy’s preparatory school.
 

2 Top Army leaders fired, suspended from Fort Hood after Guillen investigation | Nightline

9 dec. 2020

The Army said 14 people were punished for “leadership failures” in responding to sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations. Vanessa Guillen’s family has been fighting for more accountability.
 

3 Racism — what will it take to end it? | Cynthia Silva Parker | TEDxSarasota

5 nov. 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. There is no end of unproductive thinking and discussion about racism in this country. Cynthia Silva Parker has seen her share. And, she has spent decades helping people understand how the system of racism operates, and what they can do about it. As a senior associate at Interaction Institute for Social Change, she helps people build the collaborative skills they need to make change.
 
Cynthia Silva Parker is a senior associate for the Interaction Institute for Social Change. She is a life-long advocate for racial equity and social justice, and for deeper awareness of each in our systems and organizations and the wider society. She focuses her observations, personal stories and career focus on strengthening collaborative networks by building the will, skill, knowledge and strategies to undo racism together.
 
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
 

4 Race is a fiction. Racism is not: Francys Johnson at TEDxUGA

8 apr. 2014

If you had to guess, how much of your life is determined by the color of your skin, your heritage, or your cultural background? Francys Johnson explores the evolution of race relations in America and particularly the south. He challenges us to debunk the fiction that is race and to understand that people matter more.
 
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
 

USA: A discussion about race
BBC world Service: Heart and Soul

In this special American Impendence day program, presenter Martin Bashir brings together Ilyasah Shabbaz – the third daughter of Malcolm X, Joshua DuBois – President Obama’s former spiritual advisor and Lama Rod Owens – a Buddhist Black radical thinker to discuss the nature of the Black Lives Matter movement.

They discuss the objectives and methods of the movement and interrogate if the use of violence is a necessary evil in search of equality.

The three guests draw upon their own respected faith traditions as well as the experience of being African American in modern day America to share their views on how best to achieve equal rights.

Presented by Martin Bashir
Produced by Rajeev Gupta

(Photo: Black Lives Matter protest, June 2020. Credit: Jo Holland/BBC)

27 minutes

5 The Story of Race: A History

14 jul. 2009

How did the idea of race begin in America?
 
The Story of Race video provides an overview of how prevailing ideas in science, government and culture intersected throughout history to shape our concept of race today.
 
After you’ve watched the video, click “Menu” to return to the timeline and explore these ideas in greater depth.
 

6 Race and Ethnicity

27 okt. 2010

A visual sociology documentary on race and ethnicity at the University of Washington
 

7 What is Ethnicity?

13 feb. 2019

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Walter Mignolo Darker Side of Western Modernity
Matthew Frye Jacobson Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the alchemy of race
Cheryl Harris “Whiteness as Property”
Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze On reason: rationality in a world of cultural conflict and racism
Fredrickson, G. M. 1987. The Black Image in the White Mind. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press.

 

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8 – 1993 – The racial disparity in neighboring Illinois cities

8 jun. 2020

In 1993, 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft reported on the racial disparity between the neighboring cities of Belleville and East St. Louis, Illinois.
 

9 Race and Ethnicity

13 apr. 2011

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10 – 1968 – 60 Minutes reports on police in America

8 jun. 2020

In 1968, on the very first episode of 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace interviewed Attorney General Ramsey Clark about the state of policing in America.
 

11 – 1980 – Ex cop: Milwaukee police covered-up the murder of a black man

8 jun. 2020

In 1980, 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer interviewed a former Milwaukee cop who said his partner killed a black man, and then planted a knife on his dead body.
 

12 – 1968: MLK’s family speaks to 60 Minutes following his assassination

22 jun. 2020

In 1968, Mike Wallace interviewed the family of Martin Luther King Jr. eight months after his assassination.
 

13 The Myth of Race | Sharad Paul | TEDxAuckland

14 jul. 2016

Sharad argues that the modern perception of race is wrong and that science and the story of Vitamin D and Folic acid tell their own story about race and skin colour.
 
Dr. Sharad P. Paul is an academic specialising in skin cancer surgery, both in New Zealand and Australia. His Skin Surgery Clinic has one of the largest series of skin cancer patients worldwide, with over 100,000 consultations and 35,000 operations since the clinic was established in 1996.
 
Award winning Sharad has served on the National Commission of UNESCO, and teaches creative writing to disadvantaged children by personally visiting schools once a week, and by funding school libraries. These initiatives are supported through the model of social entrepreneurship created by projects such as The Baci Lounge, an award-winning bookstore, within his own Baci Foundation.
 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
 

14 Standing up to a discriminatory draft board put a man in exile for nearly 40 years

22 jun. 2020

Preston King was seeking a deferment from a draft board to pursue his doctoral degree, but when the board found out he was black, they denied the deferment and refused to address him as Mr. King. King said he would serve, but only if the board referred to him as “mister.” They refused.
 

15 A Matter Of Bias | Trailer | Coming Soon

22 jun. 2020

The US faces a renewed push against police violence towards African-Americans. A Matter of Bias is coming soon to Video on Demand platforms – stay tuned for the release trailer.
 
As the fatal arrest of Eric Garner followed the tragic case of Trayvon Martin, a new generation of political activists took to the streets to protest the systematic racism permeating American society. Front-and-centre was police violence and the endemic racism ingrained in the mindset of many in uniform. Those policing African-American communities do so with a presumption of guilt that fosters the confrontational relationship between both parties – RTS investigates how this seemingly irreconcilable antagonism might be overcome for the benefit future generations.
 

 

16 Black bank manager to sue Metropolitan Police for racial discrimination after 26-month nightmare

12 jun. 2020

The Metropolitan Police have told us they will fully investigate allegations made by Dale Semper, a black bank manager, who says he was wrongfully targeted by officers, and faced accusations of money laundering, terrorism and trafficking in an investigation which lasted more than two years before being dropped with no apology. In this exclusive report, he told Channel 4 News, it has devastated his life.
 

17 The Concept of Race with Richard Lewontin

1 feb. 2008

In this Hitchcock Lecture from UC Berkeley, evolutionary geneticist Richard Lewontin reviews a number of studies on the genetic differentiation between individuals within local populations, of local populations within classic geographical races and between races. He shows that almost all human genetic variation is contained between individuals within any local population and that the consequences of repeated migrations, invasions, and mixture between groups destroys any clear racial boundaries. [2/2004] [Show ID: 8456]

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18 The Origin of Race in the USA

3 apr. 2018

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Do you believe that your race correlates to your skin tone? Because that wasn’t always the case. So how did Americans come to believe that race equals certain visible physical characteristics such as skin color and hair? And why is it that certain ethnic groups that were once considered “non-white” became reclassified as “white”? Watch the episode to find out.

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Edited By: Linda Huang
Produced By: Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com)

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Cheryl Harris “Whiteness as Property”
Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze On reason: rationality in a world of cultural conflict and racism
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19 What is it like being black in India? BBC News

15 apr. 2016

What is it like being black in India? That’s what BBC Pop Up wanted to find out after Benjamin Pratt, a student from Sierra Leone now living in India, told us that many African immigrants are victims of racism and prejudice. BBC journalists Christian Parkinson and Vikas Pandey joined Benjamin on the streets of Delhi to find out more but ended up in a small village in the western state of Gujarat. There they discovered a surprising and little-known culture alive and well. Follow what BBC Pop Up is up to in India and find out how to get involved at bbc.com/popup.
 

20 John H. McWhorter | Losing the Race: Black Progress, Freedom, and Independence

6 feb. 2015

March 20, 2001 
Oakland, CA 
 
The Civil Rights revolution was a pinnacle of American history, freeing African Americans from centuries of disenfranchisement. Yet, according to linguist John McWhorter, it has had a tragic side effect. As racism recedes as a serious obstacle to black advancement, many black Americans have been misled into a self-destructive ideological detour. Has affirmative action fostered the cults of Victimology, Separatism, and Anti-Intellectualism? Have false assumptions and low expectations conditioned black students for low achievement? If racism is to be dealt a final death blow, what strategies must Americans – black and white – pursue? 
 
John H. McWhorter 
Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley 
Author, “Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America” 
 
David J. Theroux 
Founder and President, The Independent Institute