Definition of Racism

1. Noun. The prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races.

Generic synonyms: Bias, Preconception, Prejudice
Specialized synonyms: Anti-semitism, Antisemitism, White Supremacy
Derivative terms: Racist

2. Noun. Discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race.
Exact synonyms: Racial Discrimination, Racialism
Generic synonyms: Discrimination, Favoritism, Favouritism
Specialized synonyms: Racial Profiling
Derivative terms: Racialist, Racist

Definition of Racism

1. Noun. The belief that each race has distinct and intrinsic attributes. ¹

2. Noun. The belief that one race is superior to all others. ¹

3. Noun. Prejudice or discrimination based upon race. ¹

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Definition of Racism

1. a doctrine of racial superiority [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Racism

racing gig
racing green
racing jack
racing jacks
racing shell
racing skate
racing skiff
racing start
racing thoughts
racing yacht
racism (current term)
rack and pinion
rack and ruin
rack and snail
rack jobber
rack of lamb

Literary usage of Racism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hud Rebuilding and Loan Guaranty Program: Hearing Before the Committee on edited by Lauch Faircloth (1999)
"The religious community can affirm the reality of racism in contextual terms ... The religious community has identified racism in these burnings clearly ..."

2. Critical Perspectives On Racial And Ethnic Differences In Health In Late Life by Norman B. Anderson, Rodolfo A. Bulatao, Barney Cohen (2004)
"Studies that have found an inverse association between age and perceptions of racism should not necessarily be interpreted as meaning that black elders ..."

3. Deracialisation and Migration of Learners in South African Schools by Patience Sekete, Mmamajoro Shilubane, Badiri Moila (2001)
"This they had hoped would combat racism in the schools (Donaldson,1996). ... 2.2.3 Anti-racism model Following the adoption of multi-cultural education in ..."

4. Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"POVERTY, racism, AND CYCLE OF ABUSE The preceding section outlined a variety of drug using contexts in the United States and documented the presence of drug ..."

5. Teacher Education and the Challenge of Diversity in South Africaby Crispin Hemson by Crispin Hemson (2007)
"This brings into question what we mean by the term 'racism'. Miles and Brown (2003:103-104) describe the concept of racism in terms of ideology: The ..."

6. An Investigation of the Enhanced Relationship Between Participants in by Edna Rooth (2000)
"2.2.5 Countering racism, prejudice and sexism Countering racism, ... Strategies to contend with and prevent prejudice, racism and sexism were developed. ..."

7. Understanding HIV/AIDS Stigma: A Theoretical and Methodological Analysisby Harriet Deacon, Inez Stephney, Sandra Prosalendis by Harriet Deacon, Inez Stephney, Sandra Prosalendis (2005)
"racism, sexism and disability-related prejudice There is a relationship between HIV/AIDS stigma and other forms of prejudice, in the sense that different ..."

8. Education and Capitalism: How Overcoming Our Fear of Markets and Economics by Herbert J. Walberg (2003)
"CAPITALISM REWARDS racism AND SEGREGATION Endless propagandizing by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the American ..."

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