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TITLERace and Racism: Perspectives from Bahá'í Theology and Critical Sociology
AUTHOR 1Matthew Hughey
DATE_THIS2017
VOLUME27:3
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE7-56
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa
ABSTRACTReview of the concepts of race and racism based on social scientific understanding, in order to better understand their definition and to delineate their relation to one another, and correlate them with the Bahá'í Writings.
NOTES Article mirrored with permission from journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/article/view/220. See also the complete issue [PDF].
TAGSHistory (general); Prejudice; Race; Race unity; Racism; Sociology
 
CONTENT
About: What is race? What is racism? How do they relate, especially as they pertain to Bahá’í teachings on both racial accord and prejudice? There have been nearly eighty years of social scientific advancement on, and illumination of, these issues since Shoghi Effendi wrote in The Advent of Divine Justice that “racial prejudice” is the “most vital and challenging issue confronting the Bahá’í community at the present stage of its evolution” (33–34). Accordingly, I review the concepts of race and racism based on the latest social scientific understanding of them in order to better understand their definition and operation and to delineate their relation to one another. I then consider how these concepts are used in the Writings of the Central Figures and Institution of the Bahá’í Faith and attempt to correlate them with modern social scientific knowledge in order to provide a more nuanced and accurate understanding of them, which in turn may assist with better applications of the Bahá’í teachings to contemporary public discourse.
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LANG THISEnglish
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