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Definition of the noun racism

What does racism mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: racisms

  1. the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: bias / preconception / prejudice = a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    • more specific terms:
  2. discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race

Alternative definition of the noun racism


  1. The belief that each race has distinct and intrinsic attributes.
  2. The belief that one race is superior to all others.
  3. Prejudice or discrimination based upon race.

Specialised definition of the noun racism

Glossary of sports

the belief that people of different races have different qualities and abilities, and that some races are inherently superior or inferior (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Racism" is a musical album by The UV Race.

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  1. "Racism" is a book by Ali Rattansi, published on (7 years ago).
  2. "Racism" is a book by Subhas Ramcharan.
    • also known as "Racism: nonwhites in Canada"
  3. "Racism" is a book by Magnus Hirschfeld.


Racism is a published work, translation.

Phrases with Racism

  1. Anti-racism
  2. Reverse racism
  3. Scientific racism

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Racism

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Google previewCulturally Competent Practice: A Framework for Understanding (2010)

by Doman Lum

states, “Racism is any behavior or pattern of behavior that tends to systematically deny access to opportunities or privileges to members of...

Google previewTeaching African American Religions (2005)

by Carolyn M. Jones, Theodore Louis Trost

Paul Kivel: "Racism is the institutionalization of social injustice based on skin color, other physical characteristics, and cultural...

Catholic Bishops: " Racism is a sin that divides the human family, blots out the image of God among specific ...

Google previewActions, Reasons and Reason (2015)

by Marco Iorio, Ralf Stoecker

Racism is a motive for humiliation, discrimination, violations of dignity and other highly objectionable wrongs. But those moral wrongs can...

Part of what defines racism is that it is an attitude towards people of a certain race. But that does not ...

Google previewCultural Diversity and the Schools: Education for cultural diversity (1992)

by James Lynch, Celia Modgil, Sohan Modgil

INTRODUCTION Racism is an evil. Indeed...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino

Racism is a set of beliefs, practices, and social structures that treats groups of human beings socially defined by unalterable, often physical, attributes (races) as inherently unequal. Racism is a form of subordination and exclusion. It is a part of ...

Google previewObamaism Is Socialism (2010)

by Mattie Jaxx

“Real racism is a president that is trying to impoverish America! America is broke, and all...

“Real Racism is that this tin horn regime has not been impeached yet.

“Real Racism is the bias blasphemer liberal slanted news media. They do not ...

Google previewThe Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods: A-L ; Vol. 2, M-Z Index (2008)

In 1995, Richard Delgado, one of the major contributors to CRT, emphasized, “ Because racism is an ingrained feature of our landscape, it looks ordinary and...

Google previewThe Twilight of Britain

Cultural Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and the Politics of Toleration by G. Gordon Betts

Racism is a complex problem that has several underlying factors, both psychological and social, notably deprivation and "inequality." It appears that racism has become the ultimate Western "heresey." In a multicultural society, any of its ...

Google previewPolitical Ideology in Britain (2009)

by Robert Leach

Racism is an ideology with very significant political implications manifest in other societies past and present where...

Google previewPublic Health Nursing (2015)

Population-Centered Health Care in the Community by Marcia Stanhope, Jeanette Lancaster

Individual racism refers to discriminatory behavior or acts directed toward individuals or groups because of identified characteristics, such as skin color, hair texture, and facial features. Institutional racism refers to discriminatory behavior or acts ...

Google previewThe Underclass Question

by Bill E. Lawson

Racism is a formidable weapon for fighting a racially different opponent. If it did not already exist, classes...

Google previewIntercultural Communication (2009)

A Contextual Approach by James William Neuliep

Racism refers to a belief that one racial group is superior to others, and that other racial groups are necessarily inferior. To be ethnocentric, but not racist, is possible. To be racist, and not ethnocentric, is probably unlikely. In other words, you ...

Google previewHandbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination (2009)

by Todd D. Nelson

For example, aversive racism is a modern form of prejudice that characterizes the racial attitudes of many White adults...

Google previewDictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations (1996)

by Ernest Cashmore

Racism is "pervasive" and "permeates society on both the individual and institutional level, covertly and overtly," they wrote. Later writers, such as Douglas Glasgow, sought to restrict the use of the concept to express the fact that, in the 1960s ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi

Initially, as seen in the Bean case, “environmental justice” existed as “ environmental racism.” Credited with coining the term, Benjamin Muhammad ( formerly Rev. Benjamin Chavis Jr.) defines environmental racism as racial discrimination in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ethics: P-W (2001)

by Lawrence C. Becker, Charlotte B. Becker

Insofar as we take racism to be a morally unacceptable phenomenon, we think that whether someone or something is racist should be largely independent of chance. We want to hold people (and, sometimes, institutions) responsible, not see ...

Google previewDictionary of Race, Ethnicity and Culture (2003)

by Guido Bolaffi

In contrast, Macpherson specifically ruled that the police's failures were due to institutional racism and came up with this new definition of it as 'the collective failure of an organization to provide an appropriate and professional service to people ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of applied psychology (2004)

A-E by Charles Donald Spielberger

The correlation is larger when racial prejudice is assessed with a measure of contemporary racism than when it is assessed with a measure of old- fashioned racism, and it is smaller yet when it is assessed as pure anti-Black affect. Because of ...

Google previewDictionary Of Social Work (2010)

The Definitive A to Z of Social Work and Social Care by John Pierson

The report also made it clear that part of the problem was ignorance and stereotyping, demonstrating that the line between institutional and intentional racism is a fine one in practice. The indignant police reaction to the report tended to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Politics (2003)

by Robert C. Smith

See also CIVIL RIGHTS CASES OF 1883, DISPARATE TREATMENT, INDIVIDUAL RACISM, and SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION . Further reading: John R. Howard, The Shifting Wind: The Supreme Court and Civil Rights from Reconstruction to ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy: Entries P-Z (2001)

by R. J. Barry Jones

The term 'racism' refers to the theory that human characteristics and abilities are determined by RACF. and to the practices of hostility towards and annihilation, sterilization, separation (apartheid) and deportation of the excluded 'races'.

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Everybody's scared for their ass. There aren't too many people ready to die for racism. They'll kill for racism but they won't die for racism. (Florynce R. Kennedy)
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Scrabble value of R1A1C3I1S1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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