[rey-shuh-liz-uh m]


Origin of racialism

First recorded in 1905–10; racial + -ism
Related formsra·cial·ist, noun, adjectivera·cial·is·tic, adjectivenon·ra·cial·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for racialism

Historical Examples of racialism

  • Patriotism, racialism, unionism, had all been lost in a moiling megalopolitanism.

    This Crowded Earth

    Robert Bloch

  • Least of all must it be interpreted by the brutal and childish doctrine of racialism.

    The Group Mind

    William McDougall

  • This advance of the conception of racialism has widened and intensified music in not a few ways.

  • Those who write about the Greeks must beware of a heresy which is very rife just now—the theory of racialism.

  • Its greatest and most necessitous demand was to stand apart from anything in the nature of racialism.

    Painted Windows

    Harold Begbie

Word Origin and History for racialism

"racism," 1879, from racial + -ism. Also see racist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper