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 defined as the belief that the human species is divided into races, which can be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to others, and the actions which result from those beliefs.

Racism has existed throughout human history. It has influenced wars, slavery, the formation of nations, and legal codes.

However, racism has never been the only cause of wars and slavery, and only rarely has it been the main cause. Rather, the causes of war and slavery had more to do with political goals of rulers. Wars were fought regularly, and the reasons included the ambitions of rulers for land, power and glory. The wars produced slaves from the losing side, and slaves brought economic benefits. For the ordinary household, a slave or two helped to maintain a good life; for a king, slaves could be used for grand projects. All cultures used slaves of all complexions. Most of the slaves in Europe were not Africans, they were other Europeans. "As late as 1311, there were 30,000 Christian slaves in the kingdom of Grenada".p37



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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


  • Iggy Azalea Should Focus on 'Racism in Australia,' Kreayshawn Says
    The Twitter debate over Iggy Azalea's place in the hip-hop ecosystem keeps growing. It started as a back-and-forth between Iggy and Azealia Banks.... Read more on this news related to 'Racism'
  • Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell Have Screaming Match About Racism on The View: Watch Video!
    Their throats must be really sore. Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell got into a cringe-worthy screaming match about racism during The View on Thursday, Dec. 18. The ladies got into a heated discussion when O'Donnell, co-host Rosie Perez , and Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox agreed that it's racist when African-Americans are profiled in stor Read more on this news related to 'Racism'
  • Racism on the rise in Australia
    Dealing with prejudice is a way of life for many Australians. Cosima Marriner and Natalie O'Brien spoke to a range of people about how they have risen above discrimination.         Read more on this news related to 'Racism'

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