Racism

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Racism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
  • the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races ,
  • discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race

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Racism Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Racism is the belief that a particular race is better or worse than another, and that a person is born with their social and moral traits, which are related to their race. Racial separatism is the belief, which is based on racism most of the time, that different races should remain apart from one another. Racism has existed throughout human history. It may be defined as the hatred of one person by another -- or the belief that another person is less than human -- because of skin color, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person. It has influenced wars, slavery, the formation of nations, and legal codes.

During the past 500-1000 years, racism on the part of Western powers toward non-Westerners has had a far more significant impact on history than any other form of racism (such as racism among Western groups or among Easterners, such as Asians, Africans, and others). The most well known example of racism by the West has been slavery, especially making Africans slaves in the New World (slavery itself dates back thousands of years). This happened because of the racist belief that Black Africans were not as human as white Europeans and their descendants.


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* To make inexpensive guns impossible to get is to say that you're putting a money test on getting a gun. It's racism in its worst form. - Roy Innis

* History is not going to be kind to liberals. With their mindless programs, they've managed to do to Black Americans what slavery, Reconstruction, and rank racism found impossible destroy their family and work ethic. - Walter Williams


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Racism Sample Sentences in News


  • Racism is alive and well in Winnipeg
    I remember the first time racism found its way into my life. It was Edmonton in 1981. I had just moved to Canada from Nigeria. Read more on this news related to 'Racism'
  • Why the Obama administration sees racism everywhere
    The Obama administration has done little to calm racial tensions as they spread from Manhattan to St. Louis to Los Angeles. Quite the opposite, some top officials have fueled African-American... Read more on this news related to 'Racism'
  • Racism Mars New Zealand Election Campaign
    Racism mars election campaign in New Zealand, a country that prides itself on tolerance Read more on this news related to 'Racism'

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