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Race and Racism

Race and Racism   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
3,904 words

The study of race and racism is a rapidly growing field in the social sciences. Over the past few decades

Race Relations and War

Race Relations and War   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004

Race relations have helped shape, and in turn have been shaped by, the conduct of American wars; and the dominant

Racism

Racism   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
797 words

Popular fiction in general and detective fiction in particular, as literature consciously designed to appeal to a mass audience, naturally

Racial Discrimination

Racial Discrimination   Quick reference

A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
190 words

A major source for the Jewish view on racial discrimination is the prosaic account of the family of nations (Genesis

Race and Racism

Race and Racism   Reference library

Earl M. Maltz; and Charles L. Zelden

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
8,383 words

Problems of race and race relations—particularly issues concerning the status of African‐Americans—have played a prominent role in American political life

Race Discrimination and the Death Penalty

Race Discrimination and the Death Penalty   Reference library

David C. Baldus, Charles A. Pulaski, and George Woodworth

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,670 words

The Supreme Court did not directly address a constitutional claim that the death penalty is administered in a racially discriminatory

Racial Discrimination

Racial Discrimination   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
6,239 words

[See Racial Discrimination: Origins and Patterns and Racial Discrimination Convention.]

Racism

Racism   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
2,036 words

A combination of institutional power and prejudice against members of racial or ethnic groups other than one's own, racism has

racism

racism   Reference library

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
164 words

A form of prejudice based on the belief that certain racial groups are inherently superior to others. Racist discourse generally

Race and Racialization

Race and Racialization   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
6,933 words

Despite the scientific disrepute of the concept of race, many people believe that human beings can be described, classified, and

Racial Profiling

Racial Profiling   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
3,368 words

In the late 1990s, police targeting of African Americans, Latinas and Latinos, and other racial minorities for traffic stops on

Racism

Racism   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,025 words

Prior to the 1830s, in both the North and the South, the inferiority of black Americans was generally accepted as

Racial Profiling

Racial Profiling   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,309 words

“Racial profiling” is the term used to describe the practice of treating a person as a criminal suspect because of

Racism

Racism   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
5,894 words
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1

Racism classifies human beings into distinct and differentially valued racial groups, which are assumed to indicate intelligence, moral character, work

racial discrimination

racial discrimination   Reference library

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
523 words

The present international law on racial discrimination derives from the U.N. Charter, which in art. 1(3) states that one of

racist régimes

racist régimes   Reference library

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
51 words

The frequent references in U.N. resolutions to racist régimes in Southern Africa are to the White minority government of South

Race and Conflict

Race and Conflict   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1,757 words

Race is connected to conflict in complicated and diverse ways. Some are highly visible, as in the making of boundaries

racism

racism   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
777 words

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term describes ‘the theory that distinctive human characteristics and abilities are determined

Race relations

Race relations   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
801 words

have a wide meaning in today's multicultural Australia. However, until the 1940s Australians were predominantly of British and Irish descent,

Racism

Racism   Reference library

Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,166 words

The narrowly defined view of racism predominant in the nineteenth century and for much of the twentieth casts the term

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