race-bait

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race-bait

also race·bait (rās′bāt′)
v. race-bait·ed, race-bait·ing, race-baits also race·bait·ed or race·bait·ing or race·baits
intr.v.
To arouse the prejudice or fears of one racial group regarding another, especially as a political tactic.
tr.v.
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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FOLLOWING David Lammy's remarks about Stacey Dooley and 'white saviours' who go to Africa to help children there, I have to say that I agree with Britain's latest racebaiting politician.
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Where Green sees only a few white women willing to use racebaiting in the 1890s to win the right to vote for themselves, others argue that this tactic was commonplace.
It helps tremendously if you couple this with racebaiting. The recent affirmative-action debates offer an excellent case study.
Reducing courage to a symbolic gesture of verbal rejection of Wallace's racebaiting tactics groundlessly redefines the civil rights struggle since it would place those who actually voted in favor of civil rights reform as ultra-radicals.
He claimed the racebaiting tycoon, whose fortune was built on his dad's slum landlord business, "deserves our respect".
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He denounced the racebaiting tycoon as "a phony and a fraud".
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In a victory speech message to the racebaiting loudmouth, she said: "I believe what America needs is more love and kindness.