Chapter 1: Racism

Daniels, Ron
July 2002
Race & Resistance: African Americans in the Twenty-First Century;2002, p1
Book Chapter
Chapter 1 of the book "Race & Resistance: African Americans in the Twenty-First Century" is presented. It defines racism as a systematic discrimination and exclusion and oppression of a group of people based on color, hair texture, shape and size of lips and other accidental qualities. It also differentiates racism from chauvinism which is an attitude of superiority based on culture and ethnicity. It discusses the origins of racism such as the transatlantic slave trade.


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