RACE
RELATIONS




LEARN TO COMMUNICATE

ELIMINATING RACISM

GLOSSARY

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SECTION 1




LEARN TO
COMMUNICATE
AND RELATE!!!


It will not be simple to become friends with
someone you have been brought up to live
apart from, to look down on or to fear. Once
you have learned to do so, do not forget to
share these benefits with the family, peers
and others of your race.
Racism perpetuates itself only by the
separating of people through the many,
divisions. These includes, sex, age,
class, race, sexual orientation,
physical ability, religions, and many
others. Some of these negative lessons
are learned at the knee of people we
love and respect. Others we learn from
our peers, add to this lots of all kinds
of misinformation and you have a major
case of misunderstanding.


FROM:
ANN BARTZ




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SECTION 2





ELIMINATING
RACISM




SIMPLE THINGS
YOU CAN
DO TO
ELIMINATE
RACISM




1. Attend an event whrer you
are a minority.


2. Look into the eyes of a person
of another color and SMILE.


3. Join your affirmative action
committee at work.


4. Read books and magazines by
and about people of color.


5. Attend festivals where the cultures
of people of color are featured.


6. Speak up when you hear a
racist remark.


7. Listen to music from another
culture, share it with others.


8. Watch films and TV programs
by and about people of color.


9. Write a letter to an editor or
political leader about your views.


10. Take time to reflect on your own
biases and stereotypes. accept
responsibility for your prejudices
and behavior.


11. Read a newspaper or magazine
written by people of color.
Subscribe.


12. Listen to the evening news as
if you had a different skin color.


13. Participate in ongoing training
and workshops that focus on
eliminating racism.


14. Ask your librarian for the histories
of people of color. Relate these
histories to your own.


15. Support businesses and organizations
that support people of color.


FROM:
THE WOMEN AGAINST RACISM GROUP OF THE COUNSELING CENTER
MILWAUKEE, WI.



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SECTION 3



GLOSSARY




ACTIVIST
Person in favor of direct vigorous
action to support a political cause.


APARTHEID
A racial segregation as formerly
officially practiced in the south
of Africa.


CLASS
High quality, excellence, style.
A rank or division of society.
A group of people, things that
alike in some way.


COMMUNICATE
To be connected.
To send or receive messages.
To give or exchange information
or news by speaking or writing.


CULTURE
Fineness of feeling, thoughts,
taste, manners,or refinement.
The customs, art and convenience
of a nation or people at a given
time.
Development of the mind or body
by education or training.


DIGNITY
Make noble, worthwhile or worthy,
Proud and self-respecting character
or manners.
Degree of worth, honor, or importance.


DISCRIMINATION
Unfair treatment.
Bad opinion.
Prejudge.



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ESPERANTO
A simple artificial language for
international use,with vocabulary
and grammer based on forms that are
common to many European languages.


HATE
A very strong dislike.
To be very unwilling, dislike.
To dislike intensely, feel
hostile towards.


HUMANE
Not cruel or brutal.
Kind, merciful.


HERITAGE
What is handed down from one
generation to the next, such as
tradition, skills and such.


HEREDITY
The process in which physical
characteristics are passed on
from parent to offspring by
means of genes.
The characteristics that have
to offspring from parents.


INTEGRATION
Inclusion of people of all races on
an equal basis in schools, parks,
neighborhoods, jobs and every
parts of a culture.


INTOLERANCE
Unwillingness to let other people
be different from you.


JIM CROW
Discrimination against
African Americans.


MINORITY
A group within a country, state etc,
that differs in race, religion, national
origin, etc, from the larger part of the
population.


NEGRO
Negro is now concidered offensive.
Most used are the terms African
American, or Black.
Person whose ancestors belonged
to the group of people living in
Africa south of the Sahara.
In the United States, African
Americans.
Of or about people of this
background.


PREJUDICE
Unreasonable dislike of an idea,
or group of people.
Opinion formed without sufficient
knowledge or taking time and care
to judge the facts fairly.
Prejudice, intolerance and
discrimination all mean
unfairness.



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RACE
A major group of human being that passes
on certain physical characteristics, from one
generation to another.
Any group with similar characteristics or
ancestry.


RACIAL
Of or about race.
Of or involving races.


RACISM
A belief that a particular race,
especially your own, is superior
to other races.
Discrimation or prejudice against a
race or races based on this belief.


RACIST
Someone who believes in, support,
or practices racism.


RELATE
To connect in thought or meaning.
To respond favorable or sympathetically.


RESPECT
High regard, honor, esteem.
To show consideration for, care for.


SEGREGATE
To separate people of different races by
having separate schools, restaurants,
parks, housing and culture elements.
To set apart, isolate from others.


STEREOTYPE
To give a fixed or settled form to.
An over simplified conventional notion
or idea about a person, group, thought,
etc, held in common by members of one
group and which allows for no individual
judgments.


TOLERANCE
Action of allowing or permitting.
Willingness to put up with people
whose opinions or belief, action,
or ways may differ from those that
are your own.




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SECTION 4



RACE
RELATIONS
LINKS




AARP
http://www.aarp.org/

BLACK INFORMATION LINK
http://www.blink.org.uk/

CANADIAN RACE RELATION FOUNDATION
http://www.crr.ca/

COMMISSION FOR RACIAL EQUALITY
http://www.cre.gov.uk/

COMMUNITY ACTION AGAINST RACISM
http://www.caar.net/

FEMINISTE
http://www.feministe.us/

FEMINISTING
http://www.feministing.com/

INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
http://www.irr.org.uk/



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JOINT CENTER
http://www.jointcenter.org/

JOIN TOGETHER
http://www.jointogether.org/

THE JOURNAL OF BLACKS
IN HIGHER EDUCATION

http://www.jbhe.com/

JUST FACTS
http://www.justfacts.com/

THE MULTIRACIAL ACTIVIST
http://www.multiracial.com/

SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE
OF RACE RELATIONS

http://www.sairr.org.za/




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