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Social Justice and Human Rights Issues:
A Global Perspective

Social justice and racism

Racism – what is it? Racism can be defined as “the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority over others; abusive or aggressive behaviour towards members of another race on the basis of such a belief” [Collins English Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved May 17, 2011, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/racism

Further information can be found at the following websites:

NSW Department of Education and Communities (including links to DEC Policy and other educational sites)

Australian Government (external website)

Racism No Way (external website)

Global Issues – Racism website (external website)

Creative Spirits website (external website)

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