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racism

rac·ism

racism

 
 
pronunciation:
reI sih zm
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the theory or opinion that a certain race or races of people, usu. one's own, are superior to others because of certain inborn characteristics.
definition 2: any policy or practice based on such a theory or opinion.
similar words:
race
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derivation: racist (n.)
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