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Although race is a common term used in the media and nonacademic arenas, it is very difficult to define. This entry provides a brief definition of race, followed by examples of how professionals in the antiracism, diversity, inclusion, and intercultural arenas address interpersonal racism. Some examples of racism follow, including descriptions of its beginnings as well as what sustains it. In addition to covering its continuation, a thought about why the pain of racism is often unavoidable and inescapable is provided. The final section addresses some of what is known about effectively reducing racism.

Defining Race

Race as a biological or genetic variable does not exist. Only a small minority of physical scientists even entertain race as a scientific variable. Using biological or genetic markers will not ...

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