Race in Prekonate
The concept of race influences Prekonate's national discourse, law, politics, and social relations. Prekonate's legal and political institutions elevate the status of Kirilic peoples at the expense of other ethnic groups, particularly Mongolics, whose rights and freedoms are severely restricted. This system of institutionalized racism is supported by an extensive academic literature produced within Prekonate, which purports to justify the racial scheme on grounds widely considered to be pseudoscientific.
Social concepts of race
Prekonate's history is marked by frequent inter-group warfare, beginning in the earliest days of Kirilic settlement. Although these conflicts often pitted various ethno-linguistic groups against one another, it was not until the late 18th century that they attained overtly racial overtones. The rise of nationalism and racial superiority doctrines led to a reimagining of Prekovi history as saga of the Prekovi against the Mongolic and Ugric races. In particular, the final conquest of the Mongolic tribes in 1812 encouraged a generation of Prekovi intellectuals to re-imagine Prekovi history in racial terms.
Today, the concept of a distinct Prekovi race is advanced at every level of state and public life. Race features strongly in both private and public life, to a much greater degree than most Maredoratic nations. The State often characterizes Prekonate's different ethnic groups in overtly racial terms: as brother races, as in the case of the Kaskars; as warrior races, as in the case of the Magyars; or as subhumans, as in the case of the Mongolics.
Race and law
Perceived differences between races are given effect by Prekovi law. The constitution allows the state to assign racial identities, which it does on a massive scale. The federal government divides its multiethnic population into three official racial categories: Kirilics, which include Prekovis and Karskars; Ugrics, which includes Magyars and the Saami; and Mongolics.
Individual localities have wide latitude in passing laws to govern relations between and within racial categories. A number of localities ban persons of other races from entry altogether, as is the case in much of the kraj of Málkov. Both of Prekonate's semi-sovereign republics ban entry to persons of other racial categories: non-Magyars in Szendro, and non-Prekovis in Místek. In a few localities, notably Opava, racial categories are given little effect beyond what is necessary to enforce the discriminatory provisions of the constitution.
Prekonate operates a national eugenics program called Prekovi Future, the stated intent of which is to reduce the ill effects of Prekovis' low genetic variability, and to eliminate undesired traits from the national gene pool. The program is associated with initiatives aimed at driving down birth-rates of non-Prekovis.