a riot resulting from animosity or tensions between racial or ethnic groups.
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How to use race riot in a sentence
A rally against African migrants turns violent and a race riot ensues; the whole thing is repeated a week later.
Still, last night in the Hatikva neighborhood of Tel Aviv, what began as an anti-immigration rally turned into a race riot.
Mountains of material about welfare cheats and animals and arming oneself for the coming race riot and so on.
Segregation always meant either the quiet or the violent form of a race riot.
The same NAACP that was launched due to a race riot in Springfield, Illinois.
I do not believe that the race relation in Chicago is the better for the race riot.
A little more and that affair could have growed into a first-class race riot.Sundry Accounts | Irvin S. Cobb
And yet last April this quiet old town was shaken by a race riot.Following the Color Line | Ray Stannard Baker
It was therefore considered very extraordinary that a race riot should break out in the city.
It was the first race riot that had ever taken place in Knoxville, and all reputable people were sorry for it.
British Dictionary definitions for race riot
a riot among members of different races in the same community
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