Racism meaning

rāsĭzəm
Feelings or actions of hatred and bigotry toward a person or persons because of their race.
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Discrimination or prejudice based on race.
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Racism is a belief that one race is superior to the other or the practice of treating a person or group of people differently on the basis of their race.

An example of racism is believing that Caucasians are superior to African Americans.

An example of racism is refusing to hire an Indian person for a job.

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Prejudice or discrimination based upon race.

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King both spoke out against racism.

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Any program or practice of racial discrimination, segregation, etc., specif., such a program or practice that upholds the political or economic domination of one race over another or others.
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The belief that each race has distinct and intrinsic attributes.
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The belief that one race is superior to all others.
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The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
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Belief in or doctrine asserting racial differences in character, intelligence, etc. and the superiority of one race over another or others: racist doctrine also, typically, seeks to maintain the supposed purity of a race or the races.
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Origin of racism

  • From French racisme.

    From Wiktionary