"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.
This site deals with the issues surrounding the Dalai Lama's ban of a religious practice, the discrimination faced by Shugden Buddhists, and the protests that take place to try and force the Dalai Lama to address the issue and find a resolution.
The disagreement centres around a protector Deity called Dorje Shugden (referred to sometimes as Dolgyal or Shugden) which until recently formed an integral part of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
There is much disagreement about the ban, the human rights issues, and the discrimination and persecution within the exile Tibetan community towards Shugden Buddhists. This site summarises the main body of my research into these issues and is updated regularly.