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rac·ism

 (rā′sĭz′əm)
n.
1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.

rac′ist adj. & n.
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racism

(ˈreɪsɪzəm) or

racialism

n
1. (Sociology) the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority over others
2. (Sociology) abusive or aggressive behaviour towards members of another race on the basis of such a belief
ˈracist, ˈracialist n, adj
racialistic adj
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rac•ism

(ˈreɪ sɪz əm)

n.
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.
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racism

1. a belief that human races have distinctive characteristics that determine their respective cultures, usually involving the idea that one’s race is superior and has the right to control others.
2. a belief in a policy of enforcing the asserted right of control. — racist, n., adj.
See also: Attitudes
a belief that human races have distinctive characteristics that determine their respective cultures, usually involving the idea that one’s race is superior and has the right to control others. — racist, adj.
See also: Race
discrimination on the basis of race, especially against blacks and other non-whites.
See also: Discrimination
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Racism

 

Jim Crow Racial discrimination; laws which forbid interracial contact, as in public places and schools; also, Jim Crowism. This term originated in the popular plantation song by Thomas D. “Daddy” Rice (1828):

Wheel about and turn about
And do jis so,
Ebry time I wheel about
I jump Jim Crow.

After the Civil War Reconstruction, the phrase was applied to the many laws which limited the rights of Blacks, and more loosely, to racial bigotry itself.

One hundred years of frustration and battle have not resulted in victory over Jim Crow and racism. (Freedomways, XIII, 1973)

The expression has also become a disparaging epithet for any Negro.

Picturesque Expressions: A Thematic Dictionary, 1st Edition. © 1980 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.racism - the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races
bias, prejudice, preconception - a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
antisemitism, anti-Semitism - the intense dislike for and prejudice against Jewish people
white supremacy - the prejudice that members of the white race are superior to members of other races
2.racism - 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
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racism

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Translations
rasismusrasizmus
racisme
rasismi
rasizam
kynþáttahyggjarasismi
人種差別レイシズム
인종 차별주의
rasizmus
rasizem
rasism
การเหยียดเชื้อชาติ
sự phân biệt chủng tộc

racism

[ˈreɪsɪzəm] Nracismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

racism

[ˈreɪsɪzəm] nracisme m
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racism

nRassismus nt
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racism

[ˈreɪsɪzm] nrazzismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

racism

تـَمْيِيزٌ عُنْصُرِيّ rasismus racisme Rassismus ρατσισμός racismo rasismi racisme rasizam razzismo 人種差別 인종 차별주의 racisme rasisme rasizm racismo расизм rasism การเหยียดเชื้อชาติ ırkçılık sự phân biệt chủng tộc 种族主义
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