difference between race and religion

The article by Satoshi Kanazawa in the widely read (now previously respected) Psychology Today is full of ignorance if not deplorable prejudice. President Obama identifies with the christian religeon. Most of us have learned the difference between race and religion by the time we were in middle school, so don't insult our intelligence! A particular system of faith and worship. So predictable that a worlding view would be espoused by a worldling. It's a relationship with Christ. I am glad to see someone speaking out against the nonsense of confusing race and religion. So like it or not, I'm NOT one of you. The backlash is determined to destroy Obama's presidency any way they can, no matter that they are sabotaging all efforts to get us out of the mess we're in (which they created) just so they can then blame it on him. In this political context, "Mulsim" is code for "n*gg*r." People are aware that can't outright say they don't want a n*gg*r in the white house, so they couch it in the word Muslim, which to them is almost as dirty. Jews constitute an ethnoreligion or as John Glad defines the group a "'members of a cultural and breeding alliance." And frankly Kanazawa doesn't. The Muslims would try to claim I'm one of them because apparently, all Middle Easterners are Muslim. Right-wing conservatives are responsible for the rise in the number of American's from 11% to 18% of those who do believe our President is a Muslim. How would lumping Latin American Catholics with Irish Catholics on the basis of religion be more dangerous than lumping them together on the basis of genes? sad to say but conservatives are stoking racism, If Barack Obama is Christian, Michael Jackson Was White, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/over-simulated/201008/co, Future Nostalgia and Defensively Using the Instant Moment, Ask Your Magazine (or Your Doctor) About Psychoanalysis. Rather than sending shame my way, perhaps you would do well to urge conservative leaders to put down the racist machete they are using to slice through American political discourse. "Michael Jackson (apparently) believed he was white and (obviously) wanted to be white.". Couldn't have said it much better than Dr.Essig. Religion is a system of faith among particular groups who share the same notion. Nothing. Imagine if Jesus had said, "Come all of you who are Jewish and I will give you rest.". http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/michael-jackson-autopsy-report?page=4. Just saying. To deal with bigotry we have to stop being bigots, all can be biggots there's no all inclusive bigot club and we also have stop seeing bigots everywhere, making assumptions about everyone else, get to know others, it's character and personality that matter! And the Obama religion-equals-race claim is even more outrageous. You guys can claim me to yourselves all day. LOL. And the history of psychology is better for it. And, bottom line, what does Michael Jackson have to do with Less worthy of being president JUST because they don't read the same religious shit book as you? Race is each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics. A breed or strain of domesticated animal. Still though, there is plasticity in development... we are not necessarily bound by our genes or ethnic group... we develop cognition to ultimately make our own decision, and it's obvious Barack Obama is not a Muslim, because being a Muslim has nothing to do with Genes, it's a social construct... Just because a piece of land (the middle east) is associated with Islam faith doesn't mean that because you have decendents from that area, that you are in turn an Islam. He posits a variety of things without offering some supporting information for (a) why he considers the previous theories rebutting his 'facts' to be untrue (b) or something (anything) that really buttresses his points. And the Obama religion-equals-race claim is even more outrageous. http://mjtruthnow.com/michaels-humanity/struggle-with-vitiligo. Thank you for clearing this up, your religion a practice, a life choice, though as the epigenetic theory seeks to explain, yes we are influenced heavily by our genes and environment, and culture. Both of these conditions together caused the pigmentation of his skin to disappear. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life. Before he renders psychological insight about real people with real maladies, Kanazawa should educate himself lest he appear the bumpkin with no insight into “human nature” but that which he experiences himself—which in this case is ignorance, bias and slander. One thing you can say about Satoshi Kanazawa, he does not let the possibility of hurting the delicate feelings of people he’ll never meet stop him from searching for answers. Good article. Citizens the whole world over, particularly in Europe, marveled at our color-blind election. What's going on here? Or maybe he was trying to use a hot-button issue to generate some traffic. I had previously only read one of Kanazawa's posts, and I thought it left much to be desired by way of making an evidence-based claim for his conclusion. First, Michael Jackson suffered from a debilitating skin condition called vitiligo. But there it was:  "Anybody who believes Barack Obama is Christian must also believe that Michael Jackson was white" and then that President Obama is a Muslim because his "father was a Muslim Kenyan, descended from a long line of Muslims." But the President is also a man who identifies, and is identified, as a Christian black man who himself married a Christian black woman and is helping raise their two Christian black children. This is how we tend to unconsciously segregate ourselves as we buy homes, or rent apartments. Yikes! I was getting really excited over this comment until I got to the end. This culture enables him to override fact in favor of racism in the case of both President Obama and the late great Michael Jackson- who indeed led protests against the mistreatment of African American artists by Sony Corporation! Process is more important in the scientific method. His premises aren't tied to each other or the conclusions he reaches. Being Jewish can be defined in terms of religion, race, culture, and nationality. Race - An example of race is brown, white, or black skin (all from various parts of the world). Race is mostly defined by our physical attributes. Peculiar flavour, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavour. Any one (or more) of the varied definitions may apply to a given individual, but all of them are not true of all Jews. That says a lot about his character, if not his true religion. There's some ppl that defy easy classification but are just as deserving of protection. BTW: I found the most interesting thing about this blog post was watching a Freudian analyst criticizing another psychologist for making a bold statement. # A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of common physical characteristics, such as skin color or hair type. The excessive amount of attention that this author, and others before him, have paid to whether Michael Jackson wanted to become white (i.e., Caucasian) is clearly more a reflection of the underlying beliefs of a racist society and those who accept them. But Kanazawa's argument lacks the basic logic needed to tie an argument together. What Is Ethnicity? Let’s temporarily ignore Kanazawa’s attempt to beat the reader over the head with his condescension to those of us who may have only "a dim understanding of human genetics." Anyways, I appreciate that PT looks at all sides of issues. Kanazawa discredits Psychology Today with this drivel. He was atheist. This blogger appears to be politically biased, racist and ignorant. Either way he should get a pass. So, Kanazawa made one. Michael Jackson did not want to be white, he had a skin disease and he also had Discoid Lupus. Besides that fact that Obama is a self-proclaimed christian, so what if he wasn't? A group of sentient beings, particularly people, distinguished by common heritage or characteristics: # A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage. I guess he's trying to get some attention by posting pics of MJ with the contrasting black/white appearance for dramatic effect. You can’t have it both ways. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Thank you Dr. Essig, this response was seriously needed. ...for leaving us no further reason to doubt your idiocy. What gives the author the right to make false and unsupported claims contrary to the statements and actions of the man himself? In that scenerio do you think it possible anyone would say he was a Muslim because he had two Muslim grandparents? What Is Race? I posted a similar response on Joachim Krueger’s blog page, but, since Krueger and Essig’s retorts were very similar, I’ll risk plagiarizing myself here. I am proud of who I am. Why put down one Judeo-Christian religion but exalt another? These concepts are complex and are often confused or thought to mean the same thing – but they do not. Physical Effects of Chronic Cutaneous Lupus I was amazed! Ethnicity, on the other hand, is the word used to describe the cultural identity of a person.

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