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 some races are better than others, and the actions which result from those beliefs. For example, during The Holocaust, Nazis in Germany believed that some races did not even deserve to exist. These beliefs were racist. Because of those beliefs, they killed many people who belonged to those races. Those actions, which resulted from their racist beliefs, were also racist.

Racism has existed throughout human history. It has influenced wars, slavery, the creation of nations, and laws. However, racism has never been the only cause of wars and slavery. Leaders often used racism to make their actions seem all right. For example, the Nazis used the idea that Slavic peoples were less than human to make it seem all right to take over those people's countries.



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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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