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Race, Ethnicity and Belief

Race, Ethnicity and Belief
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Welcome to the GEPARD training on Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion. We shall now focus on the unit dedicated to Race, Ethnicity, and Belief. In this session, we aim to foster a deep understanding of key concepts through a presentation divided into four main sections: i) race, ii) ethnicity, iii) belief, and iv) racism. Our approach includes engaging online videos to illuminate the complexities surrounding racism. Furthermore, we encourage you to reflect on personal experiences, recognizing that racism often manifests in subtle forms.

To enrich your knowledge, we will delve into the thought-provoking text, "Race as Biology Is Fiction, Racism as a Social Problem Is Real. Anthropological and Historical Perspectives on the Social Construction of Race" by Smedley and Smedley. This resource will complement the presentation, offering anthropological and historical insights into the social construction of race. 

Through this multifaceted approach, we aim to create an inclusive learning environment where you can gain valuable perspectives, challenge assumptions, and contribute to meaningful discussions on diversity, equality, and inclusion.

Plan:

  • This session is mainly based on a presentation of the main concepts with four main sections: i) race, ii) ethnicity, iii) belief and iv) racism
  • Use the presentation to introduce the concepts related to these themes
  • Use of online videos to understand issues related to racism
  • Reflect on personal experiences and how racism often manifests itself in subtle forms
  • Complement the knowledge with the text Race as Biology Is Fiction, Racism as a Social Problem Is Real. Anthropological and Historical Perspectives on the Social Construction of Race by Smedley and Smedley

LO1: learners can define the basic concepts related to race
LO2: learners can define the basic concepts related to ethnicity
LO3: learners are able to distinguish between major religions
LO4: learners are able to appreciate the concept of racism
LO5: learners are able to reflect on personal experiences and racism