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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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