racism

Racism is the practice of discriminating against people based on their race or ethnic background. We should all work to stamp out racism.

Racism can refer either to the general belief that different races have different abilities (and that some races are inherently superior to others) or to the actual practice of discriminating against people because of their race. Jim Crow laws in the United States institutionalized racism, codifying discrimination against African Americans. Many worldwide political movements have fought to end racism.

Definitions of racism
  1. noun
    the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races
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    types:
    anti-Semitism, antisemitism
    the intense dislike for and prejudice against Jewish people
    white supremacy
    the prejudice that members of the white race are superior to members of other races
    type of:
    bias, preconception, prejudice
    a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
  2. noun
    discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
    synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism
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    types:
    racial profiling
    a form of racism consisting of the (alleged) policy of policemen who stop and search vehicles driven by persons belonging to particular racial groups
    type of:
    discrimination, favoritism, favouritism
    unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
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