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rac·ism

racism

 
 
pronunciation:
reI sih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the opinion or belief that a particular race of people is better than another race or races.
Laws that allowed some immigrants into the country and not others were influenced by racism.
definition 2: unfair treatment of people based on the opinion that one race is better than another race or races.
The civil rights movement fought to end racism in America.
derivation: racist (n.)
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