race-bait(redirected from racebait)
Related to racebait: racist
race-baitalso race·bait (rās′bāt′)
v. race-bait·ed, race-bait·ing, race-baits also race·bait·ed or race·bait·ing or race·baits
To arouse the prejudice or fears of one racial group regarding another, especially as a political tactic.
1. To attack (another) on racial grounds, as for being a racist or for inciting racial prejudice.
2. To arouse the prejudices or fears of (one racial group) regarding another.
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