Building peace in the minds of men and women

Colour, nation, ethnic hate: why racism?

Once founded on the traditional notion of "race", racial discrimination today comes in many guises, wether based on one's colour, nation (xenofobia), ethnic belonging or caste. This dossier looks at its roots and impact on inigenous grups and black communities in Latin America, the lowest castes in Asia, and foreigners in Africa and Western Europe. Echoing the World Conference against Racism (Durban, South Africa, August 31 - September 7), we strive to give a voice to the hundreds of millions of victims around the world. 

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September 2001