American English

Definition of racism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (disapproving)
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  1. 1the unfair treatment of people who belong to a different race; violent behavior toward them a victim of racism ugly outbreaks of racism Half a million people held a mass protest against racism last night.
  2. 2the belief that some races of people are better than others irrational racism
noun He's a racist. The family was being harassed by racists.
adjective racist thugs racist attitudes/attacks/remarks
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: racism