Racism Defined

Posted: November 22, 2008 in Politics

1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.

2 : “The Concerned Clergy of Illinois is calling on Gov. Rod Blagojevich to appoint an African-American to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama.

The president of the group, the Rev. Steven Thurston, says they have written a letter to the governor listing three requirements for a potential senator.

Thurston says the seat should be filled “first of all by an African-American. Secondly by an African-American who is qualified and [electable] for the continuing term for the next election for that seat.” (more…)

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