Statement on Prejudice & Racism

Working Definition of Prejudice

To prejudge something or someone. Opinions formed beforehand based on insufficient knowledge. Usually a negative opinion. “An emotional Commitment to Ignorance”

-Dr. Nathan Rutstein

Working Definition of Racism

Prejudice or discrimination based on the belief that race (or ethnicity) is the primary factor determining human traits and abilities. Racism includes the belief that genetic or inherited differences produce inherent superiority or inferiority of one ethnic group toward another. (There’s only ONE race/blood).

Racism often involves hate and viciousness.

Racism = Prejudice + Power