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Race Unity Day, which is also known as Race Amity Day, is observed annually on the second Sunday of June. This year, it takes place on . It started in 1957 in the United States by the Bahá’í National Spiritual Assembly. The purpose was to combat racism by focusing attention on racial prejudice. Racism is the belief that humans are divided into exclusive entities called ‘races,’ that there is a link between personality and physical traits, and also that some races are superior to others. The Bahá’í understood that racism is a hindrance to peace so they started this day to promote racial harmony and understanding.
June 11, 2023.