from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To differentiate or categorize according to race.
- transitive v. To impose a racial character or context on.
- transitive v. To perceive or experience in racial terms: "It is impossible to be an American and not racialize how you feel” ( Cornell West).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To categorize or treat in racial terms
Perhaps less flagrant yet equally divisive are the media outlets who only too willingly "racialize" stories for increased ratings or readership.
| Reply | Permalink sigh. black people have voted for white people since we've been allowed to vote. and hillary had black folks 'support until they fully started to check obama out, assessed her negatives and heard bill's attempt to "racialize" the race in south carolina. also, there's nothing wrong with voting FOR someone, as opposed to voting AGAINST someone, a la the white racists who say outright that they're not voting for a black man. and surely you're not defending that, are you? hmmm, i bet more black folks have voted for white candidates than vice versa. care to prove me wrong?
These moves and other recent government proposals could further racialize our housing and credit markets by effectively disqualifying many lower-income borrowers, including a large share of borrowers of color.
I am a black person and I think that is truly unfair to racialize that incident.
In his interview with Fox News Sunday, which is airing right now, Obama said flatly that he didn't think there's been a deliberate effort by the Clintons to racialize the campaign.
Well, how very generous of Obama to say that the Clinton's haven't made any "deliberate effort" to racialize the campaign, considering that Obama was the one who played the race card by jumping on the "blame Hillary for belittling Martin Luther King" bandwagon at the beginning of the campaign.
What a great guy, causing a major slur on a past president who did so much for black people and now -- once the damage is done -- "generously" appointing himself as Bill Clinton's judge and benevolently saying that he doesn't "think" that Clinton was "deliberately" trying to racialize the campaign.
Let me be as clear as possible here: Yes, the Clintons did racialize the campaign in some ways.
That's cherry-picking in my book when it was quite clear that the Clinton campaign chose to racialize the contest to the detriment of this country as soon as they realized they had a real race on their hands.
Black, white and brown youths all across the nation are dying because of guns, so don't racialize the issue.
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