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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, typically the race with more wealth and power, is better than another race or races. Racism exists all over the world and takes different forms. In the United States, racism has been directed primarily at black Americans.
The civil rights movement fought to end racism in America, but racism has continued.
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