racial memory

noun Psychology.

feelings, patterns of thought, and fragments of experience that have been transmitted from generation to generation in all humans and have deeply influenced the mind and behavior.
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Examples from the Web for racial memory

  • At the same time his heart pounded unbearably in the instinctive, racial-memory reaction to the feel of falling.

    Sand Doom|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Besides, there was racial-memory rightness in friendship between men and dogs.

    The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster