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Emigration
Leave one's country of origin to settle in another.Source: "Emigrate". Illustrated Oxford Dictionary-Millennium Classic Limited Edition Collection. 1998.
Ethics
The science of morals in human conduct.If something is ethical, it is considered morally correct. However, morality is subjective so in a discussion of bias and hate, there can be different sets of "right" and "wrong" because there is no universal ethic code. There is however a Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Source: "Ethics". Illustrated Oxford Dictionary-Millennium Classic Limited Edition Collection. 1998.
Enabler
1. An adjective or other descriptive word expressing a quality or attribute.2. To give legal power, capacity, or sanction to.The relevance to bias crimes is that often, without realizing it we are perpetrators of bias through our enabling of others' comments or behaviors. When witnessing but not confronting a biased incident, we enable or support (sometimes subconsciously) the act.Source: "Enable". The American Heritage Dictionary Third Edition. 1994.
Epithet
1. An adjective or other descriptive word expressing a quality or attribute.2. Such a word as a term of abuse. Examples: Anti-homosexual epithets hurled at a Gay Pride Parade. Racist epithets, coupled with threats of violence are bias crimes. Source: "Epithet". Illustrated Oxford Dictionary-Millennium Classic Limited Edition Collection. 1998.
Equality
Having the same rights.Source: "Equal". Illustrated Oxford Dictionary-Millennium Classic Limited Edition Collection. 1998.
Equity
1. Fairness.2. The application of the principles of justice to correct or supplement the law.Source: "Equity". Illustrated Oxford Dictionary-Millennium Classic Limited Edition Collection. 1998.
Ethnic Cleansing
The mass expulsion or killing people from opposing ethnic or religious groups within a certain area.See: Holocaust
Ethnicity
1. People that are part of the same Ethnic group, who share a specific ethnicity, share a "common national or cultural tradition".2. Another use of the term as an adjective implies "non-European or exotic" characteristics. For example: "The music and food at the fair were very ethnic. They were specific to a non-European culture" At times, this use of the word may be considerd derogatory or insulting. In other words, the implication is that something so "ethnic" is unusual, foreign or strange. Ironically, many European cultures would seem just as, if not more unfamiliar to the average American.3. Crimes rooted in ethnic hatred are bias crimes. Ethnic cleansing (or the mass expulsion or killing people from opposing ethnic or religious groups within a certain area) is a likely result or goal of these types of hate crimes.4. Finally, those who are "ethnocentric" judge other groups, societies or cultures by the standards of one's own. One group may see the other as deficient, barbaric or ridiculous, when in fact the differences may be the practical result of geography, environment, politics etc.Sources: "Ethnic". Illustrated Oxford Dictionary- Millennium Classic Limited Edition Collection. 1998. -&- Healey, Joseph. Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change. California: Pine Forge, 1998.
Ethnoviolence
Ethnoviolence is an act or an attempted act which is motivated by group prejudice and intended to cause physical or psychological injury. These violent acts include intimidation, harassment, group insults, property defacement or destruction, and physical attacks.The targets of these acts involve persons identified because of their race or skin color, gender, nationality or national origin, religion, or other physical or social characteristic of groups such as sexual orientation.Source: PrejudiceInstitute.org
Extermination
To destroy completely, to wipe out.Extermination is the most extreme result of the continuum of hate whereby an entire group (racial, ethnic, religious, etc.) is erased from the picture either by forcing them out of the geographic location or in the most serious cases, by murder. The Holocaust is an example of extermination.See also: GenocideSource: "Exterminate". The American Heritage Dictionary Third Edition. 1994.