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Definition of racism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    racism

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈreɪsɪzəm//
     
    [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
NAmE//ˈreɪsɪst//
 
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