Definitions

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  • adj. not related to or based on a person's race

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not racial; having nothing to do with race or races

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Examples

  • Question: Do you see the difference between the terms nonracial and multiracial?

    PRESS CONFERENCE IN LUSAKA

  • "This testifies to the continuance, strength, and resilience of what might be termed the nonracial tradition in South Africa."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It lurks just under the surface of "nonracial" issues: taxes, health care reform, public spending, and, pointedly, immigration.

    Richard M. Benjamin: GOP Strategy to Re-Take Congress: "A Heaping Plate of Soul"

  • Our country's Obama-era racial politics rarely mentions race in debate, though it lodges race just under the surface of "nonracial" issues: taxes, health care reform, immigration, public spending.

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  • (I guess there is a distinction between "nonracial" and "appealing to whites" -- but then only with a black candidate would we be commenting on this being pitched to whites -- put Hilary into this ad in place of Barack, and is it "appealing to whites"??) (But I will admit that my memory for this kind of thing (ads and video in general) is absolutely pathetic, I have forgotten most of the plot of a movie by the time I walk out of a theater, so I can't actually recall any specifics from any of Obama's other commercials ...) (enough with the parentheses already!)

    Obama Now On The Air In Pennsylvania

  • He ended his opinion by declaring: For schools that never segregated on the basis of race, such as Seattle, or that have removed the vestiges of past segregation, such as Jefferson County, the way ‘to achieve a system of determining admission to the public schools on a nonracial basis,’ is to stop assigning students on a racial basis.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • The study examined more than two thousand homicide cases in Georgia and controlled for 230 nonracial factors.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • If those prove insufficient, however, the new guidance states that a school "may consider a student's race as a 'plus factor' among other, nonracial considerations to achieve its compelling interests" in diversity.

    Schools Get Advice on Race, Admissions

  • He grew up as a young black man in downstate Illinois at a time when racial attitudes there were only marginally more enlightened than in Alabama and was elected to statewide office on an essentially nonracial basis.

    Elections 2006/2008

  • ** Then again, maybe Lash looks less appealing for nonracial reasons.

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