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- n. A person who believes a particular race is superior to others.
- adj. Of, relating to, or advocating racism.
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- adj. based on racial intolerance
- n. a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others
- adj. discriminatory especially on the basis of race or religion
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Being called a racist is the modern day equivalent of being called the n-word. for a white guy.
This has certainly rendered the term racist meaningless.
To claim that that makes Darwin racist is like arguing that it was unscientific of him to accept blending and Lamarckian inheritance.
When I speak about Whiteness, the label racist is continually thrown at me.
In the letter I read he never actually uses the term racist to describe Sotomayor.
As a Republican in this battle, the first Latino nominee, the fastest-growing segment of our electorate, how comfortable are you to have two leading voices in the party, Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, come out and use the term racist?
We recoil from the term racist and avoid serious examinations of the misinformation we all carry around.
The term racist applies when you attribute these differences solely to membership in that race -- i.e., if you say that the mean IQ for blacks is lower because the black race is inherently/genetically inferior.
I also think that the tenor of defensiveness shown over this issue shows how scared America is to criticize a black man in the spotlight because the term racist will always be thrown around.
I have to say that's because the term racist has become unfortunately a general term of abuse, you only have to look at the mayoral elections as a case in point.