Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to racialism: racialist


a. An emphasis on race or racial considerations, as in determining policy or interpreting events.
b. Policy or practice based on racial considerations.
2. Chiefly British Variant of racism.

ra′cial·ist adj. & n.
ra′cial·is′tic adj.


(ˈreɪ sɪz əm)

1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usu. involving the idea that one's own race is superior.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based on such a doctrine.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
[1865–70; < French racisme. See race2, -ism]
rac′ist, n., adj.


the belief in or practice of the doctrine of racism. — racialist, n.racialistic, adj.
See also: Race
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.racialism - discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
discrimination, favoritism, favouritism - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
racial profiling - a form of racism consisting of the (alleged) policy of policemen who stop and search vehicles driven by persons belonging to particular racial groups
العِرْقِيَّهتَعَصُّب عِرْقي
faji elõítéletfajvédelemrasszizmus
ırkçılıkırksal ön yargı


[ˈreɪʃəlɪzəm] N (esp Brit) → racismo m


[ˈreɪʃəlɪzəm] nracisme m


n (esp Brit) → Rassismus m


[ˈreɪʃəˌlɪzm] n (Brit) (old) → razzismo


(reis) noun
1. any one section of mankind, having a particular set of characteristics which make it different from other sections. the Negro race; the white races; (also adjective) race relations.
2. the fact of belonging to any of these various sections. the problem of race.
3. a group of people who share the same culture, language etc; the Anglo-Saxon race.
racial (ˈreiʃəl) adjective
of, or having to do with, race or a particular race. racial characteristics; racial discrimination/hatred.
ˈracialism (ˈreiʃə-) , ˈracism noun
1. the belief that some races of men are better than others.
2. prejudice against someone on the grounds of his race.
ˈracialist (ˈreiʃə-) , ˈracist noun, adjective
racist attitudes.
the human race
of mixed race
having ancestors (especially parents) from two or more different human races.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Gothic thesis should not be reduced to crude racialism.
Irfan said, the CPEC was not being executed on the basis of area, province, ethnic and racialism, but its projects were being initiated wherever needed.
Distinguishing between racialism (the tendency to think in terms of definable human races) and racism (combining race-thinking with racial hierarchies), Read finds that most people were not obsessive anti-Semites but believed that it was a "biological reality" (p.
We are working with the CFCM on the security of Mosques, the training of Imams and the fight against racialism," Hollande affirmed.
Livni: either the government reins in terrorism and racialism, or we go for
The PLO statement, issued on November 25 after a meeting of its central committee, stated that "the bill would legalise racialism and discrimination in all aspects of life and a would constitute a continuation of [Israeli PM] Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to transform Israel into a country that is based on racism, seeking to exploit this bill, in the name of law, to perpetuate and justify racism at the exclusion of all others".
The article said that racialism is getting more severe in the US and gaps between the minorities and the whites are very wide in the exercise of such rights to work and elect.
To assert that the idea of individual freedom is foreign and, therefore, not compatible with Arab cultural and religious beliefs borders on racialism.
The ANC has spent half a century fighting against racialism.
In a statement issued here, Altaf Hussain paying rich tributes to the great leader said that Nelson Mandela was indeed a great leader, who struggled for long against racialism in Africa and for ensuring the basic human rights to the people of South Africa.
I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.