Are Buddhsist Racist

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What is Racism?


Race can be defined as:

"A classification system used to categorise humans into distinct populations or groups by anatomical, cultural, ethnic, genetic, geographical, historical, linguistic, religious, and/or social affiliation.”


Racism can be defined as:

“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.”


When a group of people are labeled according to a certain religious belief or affiliation and their access to public services, jobs, livelihoods and social freedoms are denied or restricted on the basis of this belief or affiliation this is racism.

The Human Rights Issue


Human Rights

One of the most challenging aspects of the Dorje Shugden conflict to accurately report on is that of human rights because it is so strongly contested and highly politicised.

United Nations

A short article looking at the UN and how it relates to the issue of Dorje Shugden discrimination faced by the Tibetan exile community.

Does the UN UDHR apply?

This piece looks at article 18, 19, and 21 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and how they apply to the discrimination of Shugden Buddhists.

Is the CTA guilty of State Crimes?

If you conclude that the CTA have breached any of the UN UDHR then they may also be guilty of state crimes. This brief article looks at state crimes and the CTA.

The SOAS University

Often promoted to journalists by the Dalai Lama's representatives the SOAS University shares a close bond between ex-members of the CTA and senior lecturers.


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