To understand this decision we must look at the origins of the term "race" and when it started being used to define humans (not just animals).

race (original): is an informal rank in the taxonomic hierarchy, below the level of subspecies.

race (human):  is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society. Modern scholarship views racial categories as socially constructed, that is, race are not intrinsic to human beings but rather an identity created, often by socially dominant groups, to establish meaning in a social context. Different cultures define different racial groups, often focused on the largest groups of social relevance, and these definitions can change over time.

To say that we do not use "racial terms" does not imply that we do not observe culture or ethnicity.

YESBABY fully embraces the beautiful differences between distinct cultures and supports the embrace of ethnicity.

We believe it is important to acknowledge the difference between the three separate terms.

culture: the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group.

ethnicity: a social group that shares a common and distinctive culture, religion, or language.


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