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Religions have taken different views on race that have generally paralleled those of society as a whole. Religion has been used to justify racism, and to help eradicate it. Many Christian groups were involved in founding the abolitionist movement.
In constructing or deconstructing racial barriers, the law makes reference frequently to different kinds of "race." '''Cultural''' race is race based on a unique culture. Affirmative action post-''Grutter'' makes appeal to cultural race as a partial justification for affirmative action. '''Historical''' race makes references to the shared experiences of a people that have enhanced or degraded their status as community members. Creating an Israeli nation, for example, is a reference to the genocide & discrimination that Jews have endured as a historical race.