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