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If you are a knowledgeable Buddhist, you cannot be a racist. Because you know that there is a reason behind everything and every individual including their race, color, sex and etc. your past Kamma is the reason to have all that. According to suttas, if you spend your life being really angry all the time, that will affect to make your skin color to be ...


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Can Buddhism teach us something about racism? Is there something in the teachings or texts addressing the topic, directly or indirectly? Absolutely, Buddhism gets to the real root cause of racism and how to eliminate it: conceit (which cuts both ways: 1. Pride (ie. believe in the superiority of one's own race to justify/legitimize bad treatment toward other ...


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I suppose that American racism was historically based on (expressed as, caused by) slave-ownership, and its justifications for that; while European racism was historically mostly colonisation and empire-building. And I expect that if a country or society is doing these things for economic or geopolitical reasons, then that contributes to having "racism&...


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I have not found suttas talking about ethnicity, but there is a discussion on the caste system (i.e. social class or social stratification), and the capability of every person to fulfill the goals of Buddhism, regardless of their birth (i.e. their background and origin). This can be extrapolated to include racism, especially the verse: Don’t ask about ...


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