racialize

[ rey-shuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈreɪ ʃəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), ra·cial·ized, ra·cial·iz·ing.

to impose a racial interpretation on; place in a racial context.
to perceive, view, or experience in a racial context.
to categorize or differentiate on the basis of membership in a racial group.

Nearby words

  1. racial profiling,
  2. racial unconscious,
  3. racialism,
  4. racialist,
  5. racialization,
  6. racially,
  7. raciation,
  8. racinage,
  9. racine,
  10. racine, jean

Also especially British,, ra·cial·ise.

Related formsra·cial·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for racialization

racialize

racialise

/ (ˈreɪʃəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to render racial in tone or content
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Word Origin and History for racialization

racialization

n.

1874, from racial + -ize + -ation.

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