Race, Ethnicity, & Culture


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. 


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. Daniel W.


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Trump leans into racism and violence

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 8. 0 Replies

Diversity promotes critical thinking

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 2. 2 Replies

All White "Black Americans" for Cruz

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 31. 14 Replies

NYPD assumes you can't be a black sucessful woman, so you must be insane

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Oct 22, 2015. 8 Replies

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 20, 2014 at 2:25pm

Yes, that's the photo, Daniel. 

Comment by Daniel W on September 20, 2014 at 2:09pm

Carl, for some reason your photo didn't work on my laptop or ipad.  But thanks for posting it! Googling, maybe it's this one?




Even in liberal trendy hipster self-congratulating Portland Oregon, all is not racially harmonious. I lived in Portland before it gentrified, and loved the scruffy unwashed aspects. Now I'm in a working class suburb, and while not trendy, it seems a touch more egalitarian. And much more laid back, which suits me.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 17, 2014 at 10:51pm

Carl, a 1941 licence plate in Illinois with those very nicely dressed young men rocks my memory ... actually, the car style does. I was five years old, living in Las Vegas on Dec 7, 1941. I remember that day well. 

I wonder what did become of those boys? What was their life like? Did they have opportunity for good educations, living-wage jobs? Good housing? 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 17, 2014 at 5:24pm

Beautiful photographs.  Here's an iconic picture taken in Chicago.  I could stare at this for hours wondering about the lives of these boys.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 17, 2014 at 3:49pm

Daniel, you find the most interesting pieces and photos! I love this set. Reposting on Twitter and Facebook with attribution to you. 

Comment by Daniel W on September 17, 2014 at 3:35pm

I am often moved when looking into the eyes of people from the past, via their images.  Much of what we see of black and other people of color from the 19th and 20th century shows inhumane degradation of human beings.  These links show something else - beauty and dignity.

Images of Black Victorians


Black Chronicles II

The First Black People Photographed in Britain.


Peter Jackson, 1889, London



Peter Jackson, 2 December 1889. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe....

Comment by Donald R Barbera on May 8, 2014 at 8:25pm

I had the pleasure to meet at least three of them while I was at Xerox. A couple were customers. Another was a friend's husband. A Barry Rand now is the CEO of AARP. I worked for Barry at Xerox. There are others. Former NBA player, Dave Bing runs a steel company. There several in the music industry. The CEO at Xerox is a black woman. Those are just a few, but they're out there, just not in the number you might expect.

Comment by Daniel W on May 8, 2014 at 5:06pm

t's not a large number, far smaller than one would expect from a random cross section of demographics, but there are CEOs who are not white men.   I know of some but diversity inc has a better list.


Based on personal experience with a diverse succession of CEOs, I don't think ethnicity or gender make for a company that is more compassionate, less aggressive, or less obnoxious.  What we aim for in diversity at the top, is for anyone to be the most Machiavellian, greedy, ruthless ass, regardless of race or gender.  Until we achieve that, the world will not be a fair place

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 8, 2014 at 3:06pm

Comment by Daniel W on February 2, 2014 at 4:10pm

Those lawsuits are needed.


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