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  •  Of course the corollary is (3+ / 0-)
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    while most racists are also Christians, not all Christians are racists. Many of us do hold to the words of Paul in Galatians 3:28: "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Doesn't mean that some of us don't need a kick in the ass to remind us now and then, of course...)

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    by Cali Scribe on Sun Oct 09, 2011 at 11:37:01 AM PDT

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    •  Of course. Just as some related reading: (1+ / 0-)
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      a Study Links Religious Groups and Racial Bias

      A meta-analysis of 55 independent studies carried out in the United States with more than 20,000 mostly Christian participants has found that members of religious congregations tend to harbor prejudiced views of other races.

      In general, the more devout the community, the greater the racism, according to the authors of the analysis, led by Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at USC College and the USC Marshall School of Business. The study appears in the February issue of Personality and Social Psychology Review.

      “Religious groups distinguish between believers and non-believers and moral people and immoral ones,” Wood said. “So perhaps it’s no surprise that the strongly religious people in our research, who were mostly white Christians, discriminated against others who were different from them — blacks and minorities.”

      Most of the studies reviewed by Wood’s team focused on Christians because Christianity is the most common religion in the United States.

      Her analysis found significantly less racism among people without strong religious beliefs.

      Another aspect of this that is  interesting to me is how some anthropologists have studied racism as a religion or the commingling of the "faith of racism" with the "faith of Christianity".

      I'm trying to find better material though.

      I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

      by Satya1 on Sun Oct 09, 2011 at 12:05:14 PM PDT

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