Cultural racism  

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"Putting the matter in a somewhat over-simplified form, the dominant racist theory of the early nineteenth century was a biblical argument, grounded in religion; the dominant racist theory of the period from about 1850 to 1950 was a biological argument, grounded in natural science; the racist theory of today is mainly a historical argument, grounded in the idea of culture history or simply culture. Today's racism is cultural racism." --"The Theory of Cultural Racism" (1992) by James Morris Blaut.

"The need to fight against [ racism ] has not entirely ended. But this no longer is the important issue when we talk about Eurocentric prejudices, because another doctrine has largely replaced classical racism and performs much the same function, rooting its argument not in genetics but in culture. This doctrine can be thought of as cultural racism." --The Colonizer’s Model of the World (1993) by James Morris Blaut

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Cultural racism is a term used by some to describe what some people consider a new form of racism that has emerged since World War II. It can be defined as societal beliefs and customs that promote the assumption that the products of a given culture, including the language and traditions of that culture are superior to those of other cultures. It shares a great deal with xenophobia, which is often characterised by fear of, or aggression toward, members of an outgroup by members of an ingroup.

Cultural racism exists when there is a widespread acceptance of stereotypes concerning different ethnic or population groups. Where racism can be characterised by the belief that one race is inherently superior to another, cultural racism can be characterised by the belief that one culture is inherently superior to another.


"The term cultural racism was coined by Pierre-André Taguieff in the 1980s." --Postcolonial Minorities in Britain and France, Shailja Sharma, 2016

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