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Transcript of Racism

By: Lindsey, Michaela, Kathryn and Raven

What is Racism?
Racism is the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race
* “any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, color, descent, or national or ethnic origin”
Who does racism Affect?
a. hate crimes
-subtle racism
a. stereotypes

Types of Racism
What the Bible Says
Catholic Social Teaching
John 13:14
John 13:16
Matthew 7:1-2
Matthew 7: 12A
What Church Leaders Say
Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth)
Pope Francis
Racism Decline
It has been quite some time since the Civil Rights movement, the Holocaust, or the placement of Japanese Americans into internment camps. Although racism has been declining since then, it is not gone, and is still a very big issue in our society.
Hate Crimes
Subtle Racism
Unknowingly offensive
institution specifically against a race or ethnic group
In the US, usually African Americans
negative stereotypes fuel systematic racism,
on an economic, political, or social level.
Racism that happens on an individual level,
personally meditated
Bullying, exclusion
Internalized racism
: Hatred of ones own skin color, physical characteristics, or ethnicity due to external racism.
hate crime-"in law, a crime directed at a person or persons on the basis of characteristics such as
, religion,
, or sexual orientation"
6,178 hate crimes in 2012 (FBI stats), 48.3% because of race
54.6% of offenders white, 23.3% black
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Call to Family, Community, and Participation
Rights and Responsibilities
Catholic Social Teaching (cont.)
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Upholds the dignity of every human being
It declares all racism unjust
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy."
Church and gospels
Consistent position
Both uphold dignity of human life, regardless of color
What roncalli Does
Roncalli doesn't address racism too much
If taken too far, there is a consequence
For the most part, there's no problem
Rights of Workers and the Dignity of Labor
Care for God's Creation
What Roncalli Does to Address Racism
Roncalli does not do much
Should be doing more
Major racism is dealt with
Response as Individuals
Look past race
In your own life, treat others well
Response as Individuals
-Look beyond skin color
-Stand up for someone that is being discriminated against.
-In your own life, treat others with compassion
-reject stereotypes
Response as a society
Teach the younger generation more about racism
Address racial discrimination, stand up for those who are being hurt
Use social change to eliminate racism
“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” -lao Tzu
Subtle Racism doesn't usually make the headlines.
"An employer might run a thorough background check on an applicant of color, while accepting a job applicant from a prospective white employee with no additional documentation."
Racism mostly affects people of minorities.
Ignorant Assumptions
Based on race, or appearance of people,what they do, or like.
Racial profiling
Every human being is an individual.
The video shows how easy it is to unintentionally offend someone because of a preconceived idea of a person due to their appearance.
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