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Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make.
Ruth Benedict

Meaning of "racism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RACISM

racism  [ˈreɪsɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RACISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Racism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RACISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

racism

Racism

Racism consists of both prejudice and discrimination based in social perceptions of biological differences between peoples. It often takes the form of social actions, practices or beliefs, or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to each other, based on presumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities. It may also hold that members of different races should be treated differently. Some consider any assumption that a person's behavior might be influenced by their racial categorization is inherently racist, regardless of whether the action is intentionally harmful or pejorative, because stereotyping necessarily subordinates individual identity to group identity. In sociology and psychology, some definitions only include consciously malignant forms of discrimination. One view holds that racism is best understood as 'prejudice plus power' because without the support of political or economic power, prejudice would not be able to manifest as a pervasive cultural, institutional or social phenomenon.

Definition of racism in the English dictionary

The definition of racism in the dictionary is the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority over others. Other definition of racism is abusive or aggressive behaviour towards members of another race on the basis of such a belief.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RACISM


agnosticism
æɡˈnɒstɪsɪzəm
Anglo-Catholicism
ˈæŋɡləʊkəˈθɒlɪsɪzəm
anti-Catholicism
ˌæntɪkəˈθɒlɪsɪzəm
antiracism
ˌæntɪˈreɪsɪzəm
apocalypticism
əˌpɒkəˈlɪptɪsɪzəm
archaicism
ɑːˈkeɪɪsɪzəm
asepticism
eɪˈsɛptɪsɪzəm
astaticism
eɪˈstætɪsɪzəm
athleticism
æθˈlɛtɪsɪzəm
chromaticism
krəˈmætɪsɪzəm
didacticism
dɪˈdæktɪsɪzəm
ecumenicism
ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪsɪzəm
esotericism
ˌɛsəʊˈtɛrɪsɪzəm
exoticism
ɪɡˈzɒtɪsɪzəm
metempiricism
ˌmetɪmˈpɪrɪsɪzəm
peripateticism
ˌpɛrɪpəˈtɛtɪsɪzəm
polysyllabicism
ˌpɒlɪsɪˈlæbɪsɪzəm
psychoticism
saɪˈkɒtɪsɪzəm
scepticism
ˈskɛptɪsɪzəm
skepticism
ˈskɛptɪsɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RACISM

racialize
racially
racially motivated
raciation
racier
raciest
racily
Racine
raciness
racing
racing bicycle
racing bike
racing car
racing certainty
racing colours
racing cyclist
racing driver
racing pigeon
racing yacht
racist

WORDS THAT END LIKE RACISM

betacism
Catholicism
criticism
cynicism
demoniacism
eclecticism
etacism
exorcism
fascism
iotacism
itacism
labdacism
lambdacism
literary criticism
mysticism
ostracism
reverse racism
rhotacism
romanticism
supremacism

Synonyms and antonyms of racism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RACISM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «racism» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of racism

Translation of «racism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RACISM

Find out the translation of racism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of racism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «racism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

种族主义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

racismo
570 millions of speakers

English

racism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नस्लवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تـَمْيِيزٌ عُنْصُرِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

расизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

racismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বাজাতিকতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

racisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perkauman
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rassismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

人種差別
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인종 차별주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rasisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự phân biệt chủng tộc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இனவெறி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वंशविद्वेष
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ırkçılık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

razzismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rasizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

расизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rasism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρατσισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rassisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rasism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rasisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of racism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RACISM»

The term «racism» is very widely used and occupies the 14.829 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RACISM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «racism» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «racism» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about racism

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10 QUOTES WITH «RACISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word racism.
1
Alvin Ailey
One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people.
2
Mario Balotelli
Racism springs from ignorance.
3
Mario Balotelli
Even if I don't always behave as I should, this still doesn't explain why so many people have something against me. But you know how it is. A lot of people vent themselves by coming to the stadium to yell at me. I hope it's not racism. I tell myself that it's not racism; it's because I'm tough, and I repeat this to myself.
4
Lynda Barry
The minute you understand racism, you're responsible for being racist. It's like eating from the tree of knowledge.
5
Ruth Benedict
Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make.
6
Lisa Bonet
I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism.
7
Octavia E. Butler
The norm is white, apparently, in the view of people who see things in that way. For them, the only reason you would introduce a black character is to introduce this kind of abnormality. Usually, it's because you're telling a story about racism or at least about race.
8
Herman Cain
People sometimes hold themselves back because they want to use racism as an excuse for them not being able to achieve what they want to achieve.
9
Bebe Moore Campbell
African-Americans know about racism, but I don't think we really know the causes. I decided it's first of all a family problem.
10
Iris Chang
Racism is always there underneath, but usually it is exploited in these times of economic crisis, and it's hard to find out when one slides into another.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RACISM»

Discover the use of racism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to racism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Practical Guide to Racism
A satirical romp through every offensive stereotype you've ever heard, plus more dredged up from 19th-century phrenology and 1920s eugenics tracts.
C. H. Dalton, 2007
2
Racism: A Short History
This illuminating work is the first to treat racism across such a sweep of history and geography.
George M. Fredrickson, 2009
3
Racism: A Global Reader
This reader provides a global perspective of racism in its myriad forms. Consisting of 12 parts and 51 articles, it focuses on racism worldwide over the past thousand years.
Kevin Reilly, Stephen Kaufman, Angela Bodino, 2003
4
ego trip's Big Book of Racism!
Ferociously intelligent one moment, willfully smart-ass the next, ego trip's Big Book of Racism is a glorious, hilarious conflation of the racial undercurrents that affect contemporary culture at every turn.
Inc. Ego Trip, 2002
5
Racism
Takes a look at prejudices that have affected our lives for hundreds of years.
Anne Rooney, 2006
6
Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the ...
In this fourth edition, Racism without Racists will continue to challenge readers and stimulate discussion about the state of race in America today.
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, 2013
7
Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial ...
The essential guide to confronting and opposing institutionalized racism - now completely revised and updated
Paul Kivel, 2013
8
Racism: Essential Readings
This unique collection brings together selections from the work that has defined our understanding of racism.
Ernest Cashmore James Jennings, Professor Ellis Cashmore, Professor James Jennings, 2001
9
Killing Rage: Ending Racism
Twenty-three essays ponder such topics as psychological trauma among African Americans, black anti-Semitism, and friendships between black women and white women. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
bell hooks, 1996
10
How Racism Takes Place
White identity in the United States is place bound, asserts George Lipsitz in How Racism Takes Place.
George Lipsitz, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RACISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term racism is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Could racism damage 2018 World Cup?
Zenit St Petersburg's Brazilian striker Hulk has now said racism happens at "almost every game" in the Russian league - and that it is a genuine threat to the ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
2
Reclaim Australia, No Room for Racism protests: Demonstrators …
There have been chaotic scenes on Melbourne's streets as anti-racism protesters and nationalists clash in demonstrations. Anti-Islamic groups Reclaim ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
3
Obama uses N-word while arguing US is not 'cured' of racism
President Obama is warning that America is not "cured" of racism in the wake of a shooting in a historically black church in South Carolina, driving home his ... «The Hill, Jun 15»
4
Louis C.K. sparks uproar with 'SNL' jokes about 'mild racism
During his monologue on "Saturday Night Live," comedian Louis C.K. made a series of jokes that many on social media are saying went too far. «Today.com, May 15»
5
Israeli Ethiopian protest against racism turns violent
Although they are Jewish, Ethiopian community members complain of racism, lack of opportunity in Israeli society, endemic poverty and routine police ... «Yahoo News, May 15»
6
Noose found hanging at Duke University two weeks after racist
The Duke People of Color Caucus, an anonymous group recently formed to address racism at the school, posted a statement urging black people to take care: ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
7
'Chelsea fans' in new train racism probe
Police have launched an investigation after reports of racist and abusive behaviour from Chelsea fans on a train from London to Manchester. British Transport ... «BBC News, Mar 15»
8
Football racism still rife in 2018 World Cup host Russia
They followed soon after CSKA had been forced to play to two matches to empty stadiums, punished by Uefa for fan violence and racist conduct at a game in ... «BBC News, Feb 15»
9
Benedict Cumberbatch apologises after calling black actors 'coloured'
A spokesperson for the anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card, told the Independent: “Benedict Cumberbatch has highlighted a very important issue ... «The Guardian, Jan 15»
10
Mario Balotelli faces FA investigation over 'racist and anti-Semitic …
"We abhor all forms of racism, wherever it is found," Johnson said. "We call upon the FA to investigate this offensive social media post and to take action if ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Racism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/racism>. Jul 2020 ».
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