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1. Sociological Aspects

1.1. Term and Types

The term “racism” was coined around 1930 to define and criticize a doctrine holding that there are hereditary cultural and psychological differences between peoples that make those of Europe, especially Northwest Europe, biologically superior to all others. The inner distinctions of talent and character were believed to express themselves in external attributes such as sk…

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von Freyhold, Michaela, Pityana, N. Barney, Udodesku, Sabine and Paris, Peter, “Racism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.2>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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