Welcome to the Cultural Diversity and Anti-Racism Libguide, providing resources from experts in the field of racism, social inequality, and anti-racism. This project was made possible with funding from The Center for Humanism, and a grant from The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Your feedback is essential in making this Libguide useful. Please email your suggestions/recommendations to:
Racism is the belief that groups of humans possess different behavioral traits corresponding to physical appearance and can be divided based on the superiority of one race over another. It may also mean prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against other people because they are of a different race or ethnicity. Modern variants of racism are often based in social perceptions of biological differences between peoples. These views can take the form of social actions, practices or beliefs, or political systems in which different races are ranked as inherently superior or inferior to each other, based on presumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities.