from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An emphasis on race or racial considerations, as in determining policy or interpreting events.
  • noun Policy or practice based on racial considerations.

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  • noun The belief in the existence and significance of racial categories.
  • noun The belief in racial separatist ideologies, the emphasis on perceived social and cultural differences among races.
  • noun UK Variant term for racism.

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

  • noun discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race


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  • The schools are preachers of the modern liberal faith in multiculturalism, environmentalism, moral relativism, anti-imperialism (as if this is what America is about!) and what I call racialism (race consciousness).


  • It might seem that that post racialism is finally here, which was first suggested in the manner Colin Powell is respected.

    Waldo Jaquith - Obama ahead in polls.

  • These people write reasonable, well-balanced letters, disclaim any belief in racialism, and back up everything they say with copious instances.

    As I Please

  • In contrast, Obama’s emotional racialism is not at all ancient history.

    Matthew Yglesias » Nyhan Strikes Back

  • As this passage shows, London's Social Darwinism usually mixed with his interest in racialism.


  • Rather than engage honestly with guilt, they project an outward posture of non-racialism, which is false.

    ANC Today

  • Rather than engage honestly with guilt, they project an outward posture of non-racialism, which is false.

    ANC Today

  • June 8th, 2009 3: 38pm it used to be called racialism till the socialists got in. like veterans used to be called ex-servicemen and women. like a loss used to be called a defeat. like a train station used to be called a railway station. you missed from the litany of racialist offences making a complaint to the planning authorities when a gang of car thieves plant their caravans and dogs in a lovely paddock near your house where parking or development are absolutely forbidden. and how many Tory or Lib Dem councillors will dare then to stand up for their anguished constituents in this situation?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Even so, not a murmur from any BBC correspondent about the victims' real racial background only that because they held Rumanian passports they were victims of "racialism".

    The audacity of distraction

  • The BCB yesterday issued a public apology to Dowlin for its "racialism" remark and its implications.

    Stabroek News


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  • Or:

    "a theory that race determines human traits and capacities" - Merriam-Webster.

    March 17, 2009