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Race Suicide

Race Suicide   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
1,492 words

In a 1901 address, “The Causes of Race Superiority,” the influential sociologist Edward A. Ross declared that “Anglo‐Saxons”—by which he ...

Racism

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
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4,126 words
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2

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Race and Racism

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

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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

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Current Version:
2004

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

Racism

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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

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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

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
4,209 words

[This entry includes two subentries, an overview and a discussion of racism in Latin America. See also Race ...

Racism

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
5,483 words
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1

[This entry includes two subentries, an overview and a discussion of racism in the United States. See also ...

Race and Racism

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Earl M. Maltz; and Charles L. Zelden

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

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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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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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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

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
2,312 words

permeates American society, a tragic legacy of the nation's history. With the arrival of Europeans on the continent, racism shaped ...

Racism

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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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 ...

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