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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
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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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This redemption often assumed a Christianizing and "civilizing" mission on the part of African Americans, as noted above, so that Ethiopianism often became mired in a paradox: On the one hand, it advocated racial pride and racialism (the common fate and implicit solidarity of all people of African descent); on the other hand, it saw Africa as needy of change on Western, even imperialist, terms (Sundquist 554ff.).
So at the same time that the white world looked curiously at Marcus Garvey's racial pride, Harlem was becoming both a land of promises and the final Frontier.
Wright's racial pride, depicted by Handy as a potentially troublesome but entirely understandable idiosyncrasy, turns out to be Handy's own.
However, these strong images of heterosexual racial pride are associated with an Africa toward which the narrator has an ambivalent attitude, an identification he can only make through a cerebral engagement with books.
Lynching dramas by black playwrights contributed to the Harlem Renaissance and to the emancipatory, anti-assimilationist discourse on behalf of African Americans in the 1920s; the plays were an important part of a racial pride movement in which artistic expression, self-definition, social protest, and self-defense were united as fundamental principles.
In Eloise Greenfield's Sister, racial pride and self-image are bolstered with Afrocentric studies.
Martin Luther King, Jr.!, is bored and embarrassed by all the old-timey stuff of African-American history she is supposed to learn in school, yet she recognizes that such history should be a source of racial pride for her.
It is in the transaction between the public child narrator and the private adult narrator, however, that Hamilton's implicit ideologies become a central concern for the reader, for the private-voiced adult narrator is invariably the person who communicates directly to the child narrator that she must feel racial pride and indirectly that women can be strong.
First, Berlin has discovered and documents that Joplin was indeed married twice, his second wife being the previously unknown Freddie Alexander, who died just two months into their marriage but who, Berlin suggests, prompted Joplin to "clarify and crystallize his ideas concerning racial pride and African-American heritage" (134).
Such twin themes of racial pride and African liberation, found earlier in Schuyler's second novel, Slaves Today: A Story of Liberia (1931)--also considered the first African novel written by an African American--may have helped offset some of the anti-black charges leveled against Schuyler throughout much of his career.
He contradicted himself endlessly, calling one day for a color-blind society, but asserting racial pride on the next; denouncing Alexander Dumas, inaccurately, for ignoring his racial obligations, then denouncing the African-American press for being obsessed with racial claims; chiding Alexander Crummell for cautioning against the constant recollection of slavery, then accusing African Americans of excessively pleading their special grievances.
She, as a result, not only pinpoints the hypocrisy of racist-oriented "Christianity," but she also serves as an educator to her community by teaching moral beliefs and racial pride.