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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.
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Most of the Hmong American participants either took a class on critical race theory (CRT) or engaged in self-education through peer discussion, conference attendance, and other educational opportunities focused on race.
Croom offers an alternative theory of race and demonstrates how this alternative explanation -- practice of race theory -- has been used to investigate the teaching of literacy.
Using the methodology of Critical Content Analysis that is grounded in Critical Race Theory, the authors found that the majority of the definitions illustrate a removed, passive, and old-fashioned conception of racism indicative of reluctance on the part of both preservice teachers and their university trainers to grapple with the historical and cultural context of the geographical area as well as to acknowledge the systemic nature of racism.
In this thorough and thoughtful volume, scholars from across the disciplines of legal theory, sociology, criminology, Critical Race Theory, and organizational theory offer crucial insights into how the criminal system works in both theory and practice.
Since the publication of the first edition of Critical Race Theory in 2001, the U.S.
Mair owned a large collection of far-right books and magazines including March Of The Titans: A History Of The White Race; publications on the German Holocaust; and SS Race Theory And Late Selection Guidelines.
The Nazi eagle was on top of a bookcase in one of the bedrooms, while on neatly organised shelves were books about German military history and Nazi race theory.
Yosso (2002) conceptualized critical race media literacy as the application of critical race theory and Freirean critical pedagogy to the discipline of media literacy.
With American Bar Association statistics showing that women represent under a third of all law school deans and African-American women represent just 11 in total--or 19 percent of all female deans--observers say that Nelson's appointment as law dean with a background in critical race theory signifies American University's commitment not only to demographic diversity but diversity of thought.
In order to design a symposium for a dialogue on the ethics of education within an immigrant context that focused on issues of privilege, race, and language, the planning committee utilized Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a guiding framework.
It is this recognition of the systematic and institutional barriers and oppression faced by racial and ethnic minorities on a daily basis that justifies viewing cultural competence within a critical race theory framework, as well as through a consideration of intersectionality.