[ kuhl-uh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈkʌl əˌrɪz əm /
differential treatment based on skin color, especially favoritism toward those with a lighter skin tone and mistreatment or exclusion of those with a darker skin tone, typically among those of the same racial group or ethnicity.
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Also especially British, col·our·ism.
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