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tr.v. ra·cial·ized, ra·cial·iz·ing, ra·cial·iz·es
a. To differentiate or categorize according to race.
b. To impose a racial character or context on.
2. To perceive or experience in racial terms: "It is impossible to be an American and not racialize how you feel" (Cornel West).

ra′cial·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˈreɪʃəˌlaɪz) or


(Sociology) (tr) to render racial in tone or content
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after 9/11 is state- endorsed and that the United States uses all of its power and might, through laws such as the "Patriot Act," to racialize Muslims and treat them as terrorists (172).
To racialize Latin Americans is to describe them with racialized characteristics that will tightly fit them into the carefully constructed social grids that constitute the racial architecture of the United States.
Heitzeg explores how structural racism is perpetuated by the education system, focusing on policies and practices that further racialize criminalization by routing youth of color out of school and on a pathway toward prison while medicalizing the same behavior in white students.