Racial Pride or Hatred. You Judge.
August 20, 2011 8:35pm CST
Is there a difference between ethnocentrism and racism?
• Boise, Idaho
21 Aug 11
Just in the definitions of these two things there are differences. Now for a ethnocentrism is the belief in or assumption of the superiority of the social or cultural group that a person belongs to. And racism is the prejudice or animosity against people who belong to other races and the belief that people of different races have different qualities and abilities, and that some races are inherently superior or inferior. So I take it that ethnocentrism is alittle more personal to a person than racism is.
• United States
21 Aug 11
Probably not! The noticeable difference is that ethnocentric people don't understand racism. From my experience of living in Pakistan, where ethnic groups are extremely important in all parts of life (including the present killings!), I would have to say that Pakistan is one of the most racist countries in the world. Yet Pakistani's don't understand that. It is often said as a joke that there are no Pakistani's - only Pathans, Punjabi's, Sindhi's, Baluchi's and Urdu speakers. But the joke is actually reality.