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COLLECTIONPublished articles
TITLESeeking Light in the Darkness of "Race"
AUTHOR 1Jamar M. Wheeler
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
ABSTRACTA historical sketch of how race concepts evolved, with analysis at macro and micro levels of society. Oneness of mankind is an enlightening force that, through individual agency and collective social action, can transform society.
NOTES Article mirrored with permission from See also the complete issue [PDF].
TAGSHistory (general); Race; Race unity; Racism; Sociology; Transformation; United States (documents); Unity of humanity
About: In this article, the author explores racialism through a lens that integrates a sociological and Bahá’í-informed perspective. A historical sketch of how the race concept evolved is offered, along with a contemporary analysis of what history has wrought at the macro and micro levels of society. Viewing racialism as a dark, subjugating aspect of social life, the author presents the oneness of mankind as an enlightening force that, when actualized through individual agency and collective social action, has the power to transform society as small-scale efforts snowball into community-level movements.
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