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usage note for racism
OTHER WORDS FROM racismrac·ist, noun, adjectivean·ti·ra·cism, noun
Words nearby racism
Example sentences from the Web for racism
Cosby conspiracy theorists share a perspective born of a long, pained history of American racism.
The rule of law, you see, buckles, bends and sometimes crumbles under the weight of racism, sexism, and classism.
They believe that these two people died because of a racism that permeates our society.
I say a lot that in the story of racism in America nobody wants to be the villain.
That perception is false and often reflects not just ignorance but also elitism and racism.Forget the Kids Who Can’t Get In; What About Those Who Don’t Even Apply?|Jonah Edelman|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These men were probably blind to the racism implicit in their policies, a racism nurtured by military tradition.
The Double V campaign against fascism abroad and racism at home achieved considerably less than the activists had hoped.
To achieve it they would have to fight the racism common in many segments of American society as well as bureaucratic inertia.
Turning its back on the overt racism of some southern communities, the Army unwittingly exposed an example of racism in the west.
British Dictionary definitions for racism
Derived forms of racismracist or racialist, noun, adjective
Cultural definitions for racism
The belief that some races are inherently superior (physically, intellectually, or culturally) to others and therefore have a right to dominate them. In the United States, racism, particularly by whites against blacks, has created profound racial tension and conflict in virtually all aspects of American society. Until the breakthroughs achieved by the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, white domination over blacks was institutionalized and supported in all branches and levels of government, by denying blacks their civil rights and opportunities to participate in political, economic, and social communities.