race relations


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race relations

  1. the social relations between ethnic or racial groups.
  2. the academic study of these social relations.
In sociology, ‘race relations’ has focused upon the effects of DISCRIMINATION and RACISM on groups which have been singled out for such treatment, and also on the political struggle against racism. However, the use of the term ‘race relations’ is controversial on two main grounds. First, some sociologists argue that the term lends credence to the biological conception of race, which has no clear scientific foundation. Secondly, it can be argued that ‘race relations’ is not a distinctive area of social relations but can only be understood within the wider context of political and ideological processes and social relations in general.
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They added: "In the past five years the department has received one application from the East Belfast Community Development Agency which included a request to fund a race relations co-ordinator.
But the survey also found that concern over political discord appears to outpace worries over race relations.
Economy, Social 'Change,' Race Relations Discussed In Pew Research Center Report
It was superseded by the Race Relations Act (1976).
A Pew Research Center poll taken in August 2014, shortly after a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, found 44% of people believed race relations were bad.
Concern about race relations over the past two years has increased among Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, and blacks and whites.
This was Wilson's first statement of intent to pass legislation on the issue of race relations.
Originally released in 2006, Forret's study of race relations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia tackles the traditional racist stereotypes pertaining to poor whites that have dominated slavery scholarship for decades.
25 (ANI): Fewer Americans believe race relations have improved under Barack Obama, the country's first black president, than two years ago, according to a new Gallup survey.
Some 45% of likely voters say race relations have worsened over the two years that Barack Obama has been president, while 13% see an improvement, and 37% feel there is no difference, according to an interactive poll by Zogby International.
STRATFORD racecourse has had to scrap a scheme to offer free entry to Irish residents at its pre-Cheltenham meeting on Monday, March 15, because it could have breached race relations legislation, writes Howard Wright.