Race and Race Prejudice

By Franz Boas

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Service, December 1937

Though claimed by some throughout history, no proof has ever been given that a race as such has a certain kind of mentality that is not essentially determined by environment, that is, by its own traditional culture. Democracy is founded on the value of the individual who out of his free will fits himself into the social structure in which we live, who contributes in his way to its growth and development. It is the task of education to teach that every individual should be appraised according to his personality and not be rejected or accepted because he is assigned to a class with which he himself may have nothing in common.

Topic: Race, History, Antisemitism, Democracy, Science, Education

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Beckelman, M. W.

Volume/Issue: Vol.14/no.2

Page Number(s): 227-232

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Boas, Franz. Race and Race Prejudice. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Service. December 1937: 227-232. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10970


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