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Segregation, Civil Rights, Nazi Germany Genocide, Apartheid South Africa/1981 Springbok Tour, Racism in NZ

Scientific Racism, History of - Dictionary definition of Scientific Racism, History of. SCIENTIFIC RACISM SINCE THE 1970s Scientific racism is the act of justifying inequalities between natural groups of people by recourse to science. It is the result of a conjunction of two cultural values or ideologies: (1) that natural categories of the human species exist and are of different overall worth; and (2) that science provides a source of authoritative knowledge. These ideas arose separately, but at about the same time in the late seventeenth century. The rise of science in the seventeenth century challenged the authority of other forms of knowledge—such as revelation and meditation. In particular, two new forms of knowledge came to assume privileged positions: mathematical generalization (most famously embodied in the work of Sir Isaac Newton [1642–1727]), and empirical demonstration or experiment (in the works of early scientists such as Galileo, William Harvey, and Robert Hooke).

A French scholar named Isaac de la Peyrère published a controversial hypothesis in 1655. Growing up Maori in NZ: My daily experience of racism at school, playing rugby, at University and at the shops. Sometimes kids would say racist things and I used to try to ignore them a lot. I played rugby for our town and there were some boys in my team who’d call us racist names. One day at training a boy called me a dumb N***** and I had enough and ran at him and punched him. Well I got in huge trouble. The coach had heard it all but told me it was all my fault for reacting and I need to just ignore it, as usual he never told off the boys who said racist things. I walked off and was crying. My Dad came out onto the field and told off my coach. It was around this time me and my cousin used to be picked on by a group of boys at our school.

One day my cousin left some 4 x 2s in the bushes. My Dad came in and he argued with the principal and told him that if the school couldn’t guarantee our safety then our family would send in people to the school to make sure we were safe. After I got excellence in Year 11, me and a mate got an invite to start going to meetings for excellence students. Racism. Are New Zealanders becoming more racist? Just how racist are we?

It's a question New Zealanders don't like to discuss but a new website is changing that. That's Us was launched last month. Produced by The Human Rights Commission, it includes accounts of everyday casual racism. Recent news reports suggest there is much to talk about. Someone daubed "KIWI? " in big white letters across the billboard of Howick Local Board candidate Rosa Chow. "Putting in Kiwi and then a question mark," said Chow who made her home here 20 years ago, "it's probably racial. " TV show Real Housewives of Auckland got more publicity than it bargained for when a white real housewife referred to a black real housewife as a "boat nigger".

In Dunedin, student Nikolas Delegat, a Pakeha from an extremely wealthy family, was not sentenced to community detention or jail time for repeatedly punching a policewoman in the head. Delegat didn't succeed but revelation of the details sparked speculation about what may have happened had he been poor or brown. Related Content. Racism | NZHistory, New Zealand history online. Search Te Ara. Hard racism ‘Call Pah’ ... ideas about Māori /en/european-ideas-about-maori Hard racism ‘Call Pah’ /en/european-ideas-about-maori/page-3 European ... /mi/european-ideas-about-maori/page-3 Hard racism ‘Call Pah’ European ideas Māori Polygenist ideas ... Part of story: European ideas about Māori Early attitudes anti-racism ... frequently claimed that race relations finest world. However racism, belief that group people superior another basis characteristics choose, ... 1883, set a long list violations Treaty Waitangi.

Anti-racism and Treaty of Waitangi activism /en/anti-racism-and-treaty-of-waitangi-activism Early attitudes anti-racism ... Part of story: Anti-racism and Treaty of Waitangi activism Ethnic religious intolerance ... settled New Zealand 19th century, Māori experienced racism discrimination. Part of story: Ethnic and religious intolerance Chinese ...

Part of story: Chinese Dalmatians ... a larger wave immigrants, fleeing turmoil wars Balkans. Part of story: Dalmatians ... Search Te Ara. Parades protest marches ... rage protesters marched against 1981 tour South African Springbok rugby team. Māori land protest There have been major ... marched against the 1981 tour by the South African Springbok rugby team. Māori land protest There have been ... Part of story: Parades and protest marches Documentary film ... Part of story: Documentary film Public protest In 1981 thousands New Zealanders streets stop Springbok rugby tour; late 1970s Ngāti Whātua occupied former lands Bastion ... 1980s early 1990s, including thousands marching against Springbok rugby tour 1981. Part of story: Public protest Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements ... whites’ 1970 tour.

Part of story: Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements Government sport ... violent peak 1981 nationwide protests against South African Springbok rugby team’s tour New Zealand. Part of story: Government and sport Sport nation ... over issue. Part of story: Sport and the nation Police Part of story: Police. The 1981 Springbok rugby tour - 1981 Springbok tour | NZHistory, New Zealand history online. 1981 Springbok tour - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The 1981 Springbok (South African) rugby tour was among the most divisive events in New Zealand’s history. In the 1960s and 70s, many New Zealanders had come to believe that playing sport with South Africa condoned its racist apartheid system. Others disagreed. Learn about the trauma of the tour, when feelings ran high, and pro- and anti-tour factions often clashed violently. ‘I have a moral objection to the apartheid system and, like most sportsmen, I want less political influence in sport.’ Graham Mourie, All Black captain, 1982 1950s New Zealand – men on top Entering the 1950s, New Zealand society seemed prosperous, peaceful, and integrated.

Rugby was at the centre of male socialising, as was beer, which men consumed in large quantities in licensed hotels, pubs or clubs. Rugby rules In the rugby world, New Zealand’s greatest rivals were South Africa. Apartheid & sport South Africa’s policy of apartheid – racial separateness – was officially adopted in 1948. All Blacks versus South Africa. A history of Apartheid in South Africa. Background and policy of apartheid Before we can look at the history of the apartheid period it is necessary to understand what apartheid was and how it affected people.

What was apartheid? Translated from the Afrikaans meaning 'apartness', apartheid was the ideology supported by the National Party (NP) government and was introduced in South Africa in 1948. Apartheid called for the separate development of the different racial groups in South Africa. On paper it appeared to call for equal development and freedom of cultural expression, but the way it was implemented made this impossible.

Apartheid made laws forced the different racial groups to live separately and develop separately, and grossly unequally too. It tried to stop all inter-marriage and social integration between racial groups. In basic principles, apartheid did not differ that much from the policy of segregation of the South African governments existing before the Afrikaner Nationalist Party came to power in 1948. The ANC. Apartheid | Definition, Facts, Beginning, & End. Apartheid - Facts & Summary. In 1976, when thousands of black children in Soweto, a black township outside Johannesburg, demonstrated against the Afrikaans language requirement for black African students, the police opened fire with tear gas and bullets.

The protests and government crackdowns that followed, combined with a national economic recession, drew more international attention to South Africa and shattered all illusions that apartheid had brought peace or prosperity to the nation. The United Nations General Assembly had denounced apartheid in 1973, and in 1976 the UN Security Council voted to impose a mandatory embargo on the sale of arms to South Africa. In 1985, the United Kingdom and United States imposed economic sanctions on the country. Under pressure from the international community, the National Party government of Pieter Botha sought to institute some reforms, including abolition of the pass laws and the ban on interracial sex and marriage. Introduction to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire. " The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community. During the era of the Holocaust, German authorities also targeted other groups because of their perceived "racial inferiority": Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians, and others). Other groups were persecuted on political, ideological, and behavioral grounds, among them Communists, Socialists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and homosexuals. WHAT WAS THE HOLOCAUST? Although Jews, whom the Nazis deemed a priority danger to Germany, were the primary victims of Nazi racism, other victims included some 200,000 Roma (Gypsies). Further Reading. Full Film — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

This 38-minute film examines the Nazis’ rise and consolidation of power in Germany. Using rare footage, the film explores their ideology, propaganda, and persecution of Jews and other victims. It also outlines the path by which the Nazis and their collaborators led a state to war and to the murder of millions of people. By providing a concise overview of the Holocaust and those involved, this resource is intended to provoke reflection and discussion about the role of ordinary people, institutions, and nations between 1918 and 1945. This film is intended for adult viewers, but selected segments may be appropriate for younger audiences.

This page is also available in: عربي | Español | فارسی | Français | Magyar | Polski | Русский | Türkçe | 简体中文 This film was produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This film was made possible by generous support from Dr. Film Chapters Transcript NARRATOR: Paris, 1900. TEXT ON SCREEN: The Path to Nazi Genocide. The Holocaust - World War II. Beginning in late 1941, the Germans began mass transports from the ghettoes in Poland to the concentration camps, starting with those people viewed as the least useful: the sick, old and weak and the very young. The first mass gassings began at the camp of Belzec, near Lublin, on March 17, 1942. Five more mass killing centers were built at camps in occupied Poland, including Chelmno, Sobibor, Treblinka, Majdanek and the largest of all, Auschwitz-Birkenau. From 1942 to 1945, Jews were deported to the camps from all over Europe, including German-controlled territory as well as those countries allied with Germany.

The heaviest deportations took place during the summer and fall of 1942, when more than 300,000 people were deported from the Warsaw ghetto alone. Though the Nazis tried to keep operation of camps secret, the scale of the killing made this virtually impossible. Segregated America - Separate Is Not Equal. A Century of Racial Segregation 1849–1950 - Brown v. Board at Fifty: "With an Even Hand" | Exhibitions - Library of Congress. An elementary school in Hurlock, Maryland, ca. 1935. Gelatin silver print. Visual Material from the NAACP Records, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (20A).

Courtesy of the NAACP. [Digital ID# cph 3c26579] After the abolition of slavery in the United States, three Constitutional amendments were passed to grant newly freed African Americans legal status: the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, the Fourteenth provided citizenship, and the Fifteenth guaranteed the right to vote. In spite of these amendments and civil rights acts to enforce the amendments, between 1873 and 1883 the Supreme Court handed down a series of decisions that virtually nullified the work of Congress during Reconstruction. Beginning in 1909, a small group of activists organized and founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Discover!

Imprisoned for Teaching Free Blacks The prohibition of education for African Americans had deep roots in American history. Human rights | New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Human rights. Image: human rights day by Catching.Light on Flickr We have selected these resources to support you when you need information relating to human rights including civil rights, child labour, conflict, discrimination, freedom, education, and ethnicity. SCIS 1589364 See also: Slavery: Historic and modern; Nelson Mandela. Amnesty International NZ New Zealand website branch of Amnesty international answers the question, what are human rights? Suggested level: intermediate, secondarywww.amnesty.org.nz/ BBC World Service A BBC site with information and personal stories about children suffering a range of human rights abuses.

Suggested level: intermediate, Human rights watch US human rights current affairs news site with up to date articles and video clips of human rights issues around the world. Suggested level: intermediate, ManyAnswers Te Ara – Human rights What are human rights? Human rights. Human rights are the rights and freedoms every person should enjoy, such as protection from cruelty or discrimination, and access to health care and education.

However, there is no universally agreed list of human rights. Human rights in English history Human-rights documents in English history include the Magna Carta of 1215, which listed barons’ grievances against King John and the rights they thought they should have. The Bill of Rights of 1688 established Parliament (rather than the monarch) as the supreme authority for making laws. This is seen as a protection for human rights. Human rights and Parliament Some countries have written constitutions or bills of rights, which include statements of human rights and freedoms, and limit the powers of the government. In 1985 the Labour government proposed introducing a Bill of Rights, which would override laws inconsistent with human rights.

Freedom from discrimination International treaties. Human rights and freedoms | NZ Government. Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms we’re all entitled to, no matter what our age, ethnicity, culture, religion or sex. What are your rights? For a more accessible video experience, request the YouTube HTML5 video player (external site link) The Human Rights Act protects people in New Zealand from discrimination.

Unlawful discrimination is when you’re treated unfairly or less favourably than another person because of your: agecolourdisabilityemployment statusethical beliefethnic or national originfamily statusmarital statuspolitical opinionracereligious beliefsexsexual orientation. Age discrimination at work Basic rights and freedoms The Act includes areas of public life where it’s unlawful to discriminate against anyone. Government serviceseducationpublic placesemploymenthousing and accommodation. Children's rights cover things like: what children should and shouldn’t be allowed to dohow children should be treatedhow they should be protected.

Children’s rights (external site link) Human Rights Act 1993 No 82 (as at 15 June 2016), Public Act Contents. NZ Human Rights - Human Rights Commission.