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racialization

[ rey-shuh-lahy-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌreɪ ʃə laɪˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun
an act or instance of viewing and interacting with people from a racist perspective, or of being viewed and interacted with in this way:The assumption that terrorist acts are perpetrated mainly by Islamists is part of the racialization of Muslim and Arab-looking people.
the act or process of causing an institution, system, area of activity, etc., to be influenced or controlled by a racist perspective:Housing reform is another area that needs targeting, including measures to eliminate the racialization of lending practices.
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Also especially British, ra·cial·i·sa·tion .

Origin of racialization

First recorded in 1915–20; racial + -ization
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