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Open Rabin, Yitzhak (1922 - 1995)
Rabin, Yitzhak (1922 - 1995)

( yĭtskhäk' räbēn' ), 1922–95, Israeli general and statesman, b. Jerusalem, the first native-born prime minister of Israel (1974–77, 1992–95). His

Rabuka, Sitiveni (1948 - )

Fijian soldier and politician, prime minister 1992–99. When the April 1987 elections produced a new left-of-centre government, headed by Timoci

Race

A historical means of social classification and differentiation that attempts to essentialize political and cultural differences by linking physical

Open Racial profiling in law enforcement
Racial profiling in law enforcement

Racial profiling is the increased scrutiny or selective enforcement of rules, norms, and laws for members of specific social groups. The increased

Open Racism
Racism

Racism generally means believing that a person’s behavior is determined by stable inherited characteristics deriving from separate racial stocks; each

Radek, Karl (1885 - 1939)

( kärl rä'dyĭk ), 1885–1939?, international Communist leader and journalist, b. Lviv (then in Austrian Poland); his original name was Sobelsohn. Radek

Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli (1888 - 1975)

Born near Chennai in South India, Hindu philosopher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan achieved distinction in several fields. He studied and eventually taught

Open Radioactive wastes
Radioactive wastes

The radioactive and toxic by-products of the nuclear energy and nuclear weapons industries. Nuclear waste may have an active life of several thousand

Open Raleigh, Walter, Sir (1552 - 1618)
Raleigh, Walter, Sir (1552 - 1618)

( both: rŏl'ē, răl'ē ), 1554?–1618, English soldier, explorer, courtier, and man of letters. As a youth Raleigh served (1569) as a volunteer in the

Open Ramadan
Ramadan

According to numerous accounts of the Prophet Muhammad, fasting was a regular part of his practice and he admonished his followers to follow his