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  • noun A person who believes a particular race is superior to others.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or advocating racism.

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  • adjective based on racial intolerance
  • noun a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others
  • adjective discriminatory especially on the basis of race or religion


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  • "A man who announced he was going to 'kill the blacks' shortly before bashing a Sudanese teenager with a metal pole and leaving him to die in the street was not racist, a Supreme Court judge has found.

    Justice Elizabeth Curtain yesterday sentenced Clinton Rintoull, 24, to 20 years' jail for his 'ferocious and brutal attack' on Liep Gony, 19, who was found unconscious and bleeding profusely from the head by a passerby about 10.40pm on September 26, 2007.

    Shortly before the attack, Rintoull had spray painted 'f--- da niggers' on the wall of his rented Noble Park house, and a neighbour walking his dog heard him say: 'These blacks are turning this place into the Bronx. I'm going to take my town back. I'm looking to kill the blacks.'"

    - Kate Hagan, Murder was 'not racist': judge,, 19 Dec 2009.

    December 19, 2009

  • JEsus

    I mean, seriously--JEsus CHRIST

    *reason fails, mind implodes, Satan's kingdom upon the earth &c.*

    December 19, 2009

  • That's generally the public reaction here.

    December 19, 2009

  • The private reaction, on the other hand—

    well, it's about the same.

    December 20, 2009

  • *speechless*

    December 20, 2009

  • My question is, who cares if he was racist? He should go to jail, both as punishment for his crime, and as a deterrent to others who might commit similar crimes. It's not illegal to hate an entire race, but it is illegal to attack them.

    December 21, 2009

  • It is not a crime to be a racist, so why would a judge be deciding if Clinton Rintoull is or is not a racist. The media quote is garbled, perhaps. There is a difference, legally, between simple assault and a hate crime. Perhaps the judge had decided that this assault did not meet the legal criterion to be a hate crime, although the accused man clearly expressed racist viewpoints. But that is not the same thing. We know little else about the attack from this short report.

    December 21, 2009

  • More on this sad tale:"Justice Curtain said that Rintoull had used ''derogatory and insulting language'' before attacking Mr Gony but ''to say this killing was racially motivated is to deny a complex set of factors''.

    She said Rintoull had phoned 000 three days earlier to report being chased by about 20 Sudanese men, some carrying knives, after trying to give a sandwich to a homeless African boy.

    Justice Curtain said such a gesture was not consistent with his attack on Mr Gony being racially motivated."

    Humanoids are so weird.

    December 21, 2009

  • Many people believe that a hate crime is worse than a crime, and I assume the laws in this case are such. The point is, is murder for racism worse that murder for fun?

    December 21, 2009

  • What's the word for someone who really is pro-races? Like Foot races, car races, bike races, and wheel-barrow races?

    December 21, 2009

  • Racist, surely, 'jub.

    December 21, 2009

  • The victim's family cares if the murderer is deemed racist. They feel it would allow acknowledgement among the wider community that Australia does have a race problem, particularly vis-a-vis new immigrant communities. Until there is such an acknowledgement politicians are unlikely to take action as no Premier or Mayor wants to be the first to admit that his/her patch has gone bad, or was indeed rotten all along.

    December 21, 2009

  • gangerh, I'm all about breed and chese and good ale.

    EDIT: Oops-- That came out the wrong way. I was just commenting on the meaning of jub, where breed is used as ME word for bread.

    December 21, 2009

  • Bilby, is it the job of the Supreme Court to facilitate acknowledgment of racism?

    December 30, 2009

  • I was passing a toy store the other day and there were two types of barbies on display. They were identical, except one had blond hair, the other had brown. The price was also a little different, the blond one costing ten dollars more than her counterpart.

    January 7, 2010

  • A blatant case of brunettism!

    January 7, 2010

  • Hey! That color job doesn't come cheap, pal!

    January 7, 2010

  • Ha!

    January 7, 2010