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Race / Racism

Post by notmartha » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:49 pm


The word “race” is not found in the KJV. In other translations, the words nation, kindred, generation, seed, stock, etc. are sometimes translated as “race.”

American Standard Version, 1901
Mark 7:26 - Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race [KJV-nation]. And she besought him that he would cast forth the demon out of her daughter.
Acts 4:36 - And Joseph, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, Son of exhortation), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race [KJV - of the country of Cyprus].
Acts 7:13 - And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's race [KJV – kindred] became manifest unto Pharaoh.
Acts 7:19 - The same dealt craftily with our race [KJV – kindred], and ill-treated our fathers, that they should cast out their babes to the end they might not live.
Acts 18:2 - And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race [KJV - born in Pontus] lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome: and he came unto them;
Acts 18:24 - Now a certain Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by race [KJV- born at Alexandria], an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the scriptures.
1 Peter 2:9 - But ye are a elect race [KJV – generation], a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
God’s Word, God's Word to the Nations Bible Society, 1995
Ezra 9:2 - The Israelites and their sons have married some of these foreign women. They have mixed our holy race [KJV- seed] with the neighboring groups of people. Furthermore, the leaders and officials have led the way in being unfaithful.”
Psalm 87:5 - But it will be said of Zion, “Every race [KJV – man] is born in it. The Most High will make it secure.”
Psalm 87:6 - The LORD will record this in the Book of Nations: “Every race [KJV – man] {claims that it} was born there.” Selah
Proverbs 8:31 - found joy in his inhabited world, and delighted in the human race [KJV - sons of men].
Zechariah 9:6 - A mixed race [KJV – bastard] will live in Ashdod, and I will cut off the Philistines' arrogance.
Acts 10:28 - He said to them, “You understand how wrong it is for a Jewish man to associate or visit with anyone of another race [KJV – nation]. But God has shown me that I should no longer call anyone impure or unclean.
1 Thessalonians 2:15 - who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and who have persecuted us severely. They are displeasing to God. They are enemies of the whole human race [KJV – all men].
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001
Ezra 9:2 - For they have taken some of their daughters to be wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race [KJV- seed] has mixed itself with the peoples of the lands. And in this faithlessness the hand of the officials and chief men has been foremost.”
Acts 7:19 - He dealt shrewdly with our race [KJV – kindred] and forced our fathers to expose their infants, so that they would not be kept alive.
Romans 9:5 - To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
1 Peter 2:9 - But you are a chosen race [KJV – generation], a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Weymouth New Testament, Richard Francis Weymouth, 1902
Matthew 10:6 - but, instead of that, go to the lost sheep of Israel's race [KJV - house of Israel].
Acts 7:19 - He adopted a crafty policy towards our race [KJV – kindred], and oppressed our forefathers, making them cast out their infants so that they might not be permitted to live.
Acts 17:26 - He caused to spring from one forefather people of every race [KJV – all nations of men], for them to live on the whole surface of the earth, and marked out for them an appointed span of life and the boundaries of their homes;
Romans 1:14 - I am already under obligations alike to Greek-speaking races and to others [KJV - to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians], to cultured and to uncultured people:
Romans 5:18 - It follows then that just as the result of a single transgression is a condemnation which extends to the whole race [KJV – all men], so also the result of a single decree of righteousness is a life-giving acquittal which extends to the whole race [KJV – all men].
Ephesians 3:5 - which in earlier ages was not made known to the human race [KJV – sons of men], as it has now been revealed to His holy Apostles and Prophets through the Spirit—
Philippians 3:5 - circumcised, as I was, on the eighth day, a member of the race [KJV – stock] of Israel and of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew sprung from Hebrews; as to the Law a Pharisee;
1 Peter 2:9 - But you are a chosen race [KJV – generation], a priesthood of kingly lineage, a holy nation, a people belonging specially to God, that you may make known the perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.

2 Peter 3:6 - and that, by means of these, the then existing race of men [KJV - the world that then was] was overwhelmed with water and perished.

Anti-Thought-Control Dictionary created by American Christian Ministries


Discrimination against people of other races. Hatred of races different from you. The belief that your race is superior to other races. Prejudice against inter-racial marriage.


Belief in racial variation: that people differ significantly and systematically, in appearance, ability, temperament, and aptitude due to racial variation. In the Biblical sense, it means that God created the different races each with their own particular characteristics, making each race unique.

Before 1950 the word "racism" was not listed in dictionaries. Awareness of race was taken for granted. It was not an issue. The media, and certain people with political agendas (the "controllers"), have created the concept, hyped it, and made it an issue in the last three decades.

"Racism" (not to be confused with "xenophobia": fear and/or hatred of people different from yourself) does not imply hatred, superiority, or prejudice.

God created the races (breeds) of humans as He created different breeds of cows, horses, birds, etc.. He created them different from one another, and it is folly to ignore those differences. It is evil to deceive others by teaching them to ignore differences in race or gender.

All Biblical patterns and examples show that we should marry within our own breed (race). Interracial breeding undermines the races of both sides. This, up until a few decades ago, was known as "miscegenation" and was against the law.

Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1828
RACE, noun [Latin radix and radius having the same original. This word coincides in origin with rod, ray, radiate, etc.]
1. The lineage of a family, or continued series of descendants from a parent who is called the stock. A race is the series of descendants indefinitely. Thus all mankind are called the race of Adam; the Israelites are of the race of Abraham and Jacob. Thus we speak of a race of kings, the race of Clovis or Charlemagne; a race of nobles, etc.
Hence the long race of Alban fathers come.
2. A generation; a family of descendants. A race of youthful and unhandled colts.
3. A particular breed; as a race of mules; a race of horses; a race of sheep.
Of such a race no matter who is king.
Cyclopaedia pf Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political History of the United States, John Joseph Lalor, 1881
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Black’s Law Dictionary, 1st Edition, 1891 and 2nd Edition, 1910

A tribe, people, or nation, belonging or supposed to belong to the same stock or lineage. “Race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Const. U. S., Am. XV.
The Century Dictionary, an Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, 1895

1. A genealogical line or stock ; a class of persons allied by descent from a common ancestry; lineage; family; kindred: as, the Levites were a race of priests; to be of royal or of ignoble race.

2. An ethnical stock; a great division of mankind having in common certain distinguishing physical peculiarities, and thus a comprehensive class appearing to be derived from a distinct primitive source: as, the Caucasian race; the Mongolian race; the Negro race. See man, 1.

3. A tribal or national stock; a division or subdivision of one of the great racial stocks of mankind, distinguished by minor peculiarities as, the Celtic race; the Finnie race is a branch of the Mongolian; the English, French, and Spaniards are mixed races.

4. The human family; human beings as a class; mankind: a shortened form of human race: as, the future prospects of the race; the elevation of the race.

6. Any fixed class of beings more or less broadly differentiated from all others; any general aggregate of mankind or of animals considered as a class apart; a perpetuated or continuing line of like existences; as, the human race; the race of statesmen; the equine or the feline race.
A Compilation of Words and Phrases Judicially Defined By The Supreme Court Of Georgia And The Court Of Appeals, 1910
See citation under “Negro.”
In general—In the contemplation of the Georgia Code, there are but two races in this state—the white and black. Code § 44.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English, 1919
Race, n.

Group of persons or animals or plants connected by common descent, posterity of (person), house, family, tribe or nation regarded as of common stock, distinct ethnical stock (the Caucasian, Mongolian, &c., r.), genus or species or breed or variety of animals or plants, any great division of living creatures (the human, feathered, four-footed, finny. &c, r.); descent, kindred, (of noble, Oriental, &c. r. ; separate in language & r.) ; class of persons &c. with some common feature (the r. of poets, dandies, &c).
The Pocket Oxford Dictionary of Current English, 4th edition, 1942
Race, n.

Group of persons having or supposed to have common ancestor the posterity of family kindred people, ethnical stock, genus or species or breed or variety of animals or plants any great division of living creatures class of persons with some common feature, (the Jewish, Caucasian, Anglo-Saxon, human, four-footed &c, r. the r. of Adam, descent, kindred, (of noble, Oriental, r.)
Webster’s New Practical Dictionary, 1957

1. The descendants of a common ancestor; a family, tribe, people, or nation, believed to belong to the same stock; also, a class of persons with common characteristics, habits, or the like; as, this race of scribblers.

2. Condition of being one of a special stock or of a particular group or family; also, the qualities or features resulting from this condition.

Assumption of inherent racial superiority or the purity of certain races, and consequent discrimination against other races; also, any doctrine or program of racial domination based on such assumption. Less specific, race hatred.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 4th Edition, 1968; 5th Edition, 1979

An ethnical stock; a great division of mankind having in common certain distinguishing physical peculiarities constituting a comprehensive class appearing to be derived from a distinct primitive source. A tribal or national stock, a division or subdivision of one of the great racial stocks of mankind distinguished by minor peculiarities. Descent. In re Halladjian, C.C.Mass., 174 F. 834; Ex parte (Ng.) Fung Sing, D.C.Wash.,I 6 F.2d 670.
Merriam Webster, 2018

1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

2 a : a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles

b : a political or social system founded on racism

3 : racial prejudice or discrimination
Oxford Dictionary, 2018

1. Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.

1.1 The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.


Peter Schwartz:
The core of racism is the notion that the individual is meaningless and that membership in the collective -- the race -- is the source of his identity and value. ... The notion of 'diversity' entails exactly the same premises as racism -- that one's ideas are determined by one's race and that the source of an individual's identity is his ethnic heritage.
Huey P. Newton:
We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism.
Ayn Rand:
Collectivism is a doctrine that holds that the individual has no rights, and the ultimate standard of value is the group to which 'he belongs.' Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors. Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions, values and character are determined before he is born, by physical factors beyond his control. This is the caveman’s version of the doctrine of innate ideas -- or of inherited knowledge -- which has been thoroughly refuted by philosophy and science. Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men. Like every form of determinism, racism invalidates the specific attribute which distinguishes man from all other living species: his rational faculty. Racism negates two aspects of man’s life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination.
Margaret Sanger:
A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.
Adolf Hitler:
The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.
Believe me, National Socialism would not be worth anything if it were to be confined to Germany and did not secure the rule of the superior race over the whole world for at least one or two thousand years.
Robert Dowlut:
Gun control stems from racist roots, and ... it undermines feminism by send[ing] women the message that they should not use force to defend themselves.
General Laney:
Gun control is really race control. People who embrace gun control are really racists in nature. All gun laws have been enacted to control certain classes of people, mainly black people, but the same laws used to control blacks are being used to disarm white people as well.
Martin Luther King, Jr.:
I firmly believe that the Gandhian philosophy of nonviolent resistance is the only logical and moral approach to the solution of the race problem in the United States.
In our struggle against racial segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, I came to see at a very early stage that a synthesis of Gandhi's method of nonviolence and the Christian ethic of love is the best weapon available to Negroes for this struggle for freedom and human dignity. It may well be that the Gandhian approach will bring about a solution to the race problem in America. His spirit is a continual reminder to oppressed people that it is possible to resist evil and yet not resort to violence.
Abraham Lincoln:
I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races - that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything.
My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause.
Thomas Sowell:
If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago, and a racist today.
Saul Bellow:
Open discussion of many major public questions has for some time now been taboo. We can’t open our mouths without being denounced as racists, misogynists, supremacists, imperialists or fascists. As for the media, they stand ready to trash anyone so designated.
Max Stirner:
A race of altruists is necessarily a race of slaves. A race of free men is necessarily a race of egoists.
Clarence Thomas:
I believe that there is a moral and constitutional equivalence between laws designed to subjugate a race and those that distribute benefits on the basis of race in order to foster some current notion of equality.... In my mind, government-sponsored racial discrimination based on benign prejudice is just as noxious as discrimination inspired by malicious prejudice.
Juan Williams:
I am not a conservative but I have spoken out for years against the staggering amount of blind hatred directed at black conservatives by liberals.
Liberals are shockingly quick to demean and dismiss brilliant black people like Rice, Carson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Professor Walter E. Williams and economist Thomas Sowell because they don’t fit into the role they have carved out for a black person in America. Black Americans must be obedient liberals on all things or risk being called a race traitor or an Uncle Tom.
Sir James MacKintosh:
It is not because we have been free, but because we have a right to be free, that we ought to demand freedom. Justice and liberty have neither birth nor race, youth nor age.
Charles Darwin:
The evolution of the human race will not be accomplished in the ten thousand years of tame animals, but in the million years of wild animals, because man is and will always be a wild animal.
Wendell L. Willkie:
Freedom is an indivisible word. If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not, no matter what their race or the color of their skin.
Glenn Woiceshyn:
The antipode of individualism is collectivism, which subordinates the individual to the group -- be it the 'community,' the tribe, the race, the proletariat, etc. A person's moral worth is judged by how much he sacrifices himself to the group. [Under collectivism] the more emergencies (and victims) the better, because they provide more opportunity for 'virtue'.
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.:
The Fourteenth Amendment was adopted with a view to the protection of the colored race, but has been found to be equally important in its application to the rights of all.
Alexander Hamilton:
The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges. You would be convinced, that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator to the whole human race, and that civil liberty is founded in that; and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice.
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