Definition of racial
1 : of, relating to, or based on a race a racial minority
2 : existing or occurring between races racial equality
raciallyplay \-shə-lē\ adverb
Examples of racial in a Sentence
What is your racial identity?
There was racial tension on campus.
Recent Examples of racial from the Web
While excluding black people, American university scholars were simultaneously teaching their students that black people deserved to be enslaved due to their racial inferiority.
Hughes’ teams won five state championships: two UIL titles at Dunbar and three titles in the Prairie View Interscholastic League at Terrell during an era of racial segregation.
The main explanation for the racial gap is that black babies are much more likely than white ones to be born prematurely.
The three-minute video, which shows Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala being pulled over by two unidentified officers, went viral on Wednesday, raising questions about #drivingwhileblack and racial profiling.
Much of the work, by artists on both sides of the 'color divide' bares impressions of history and includes racial violence.
While tensions have been running high in recent years between police and black people around the country, there was no immediate indication the killing had a racial dimension.
Snowfall is full of moments like this—scenes and interludes that attempt to put the complex racial and geopolitical dynamics of the 1980s drug trade in context.
Umpire Angel Hernandez filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Major League Baseball.
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First Known Use of racial
RACIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of racial for English Language Learners
: relating to or based on race
: existing or happening between people of different races
RACIAL Defined for Kids
Definition of racial for Students
: of, relating to, or based on race a racial group
Medical Definition of racial
: of, relating to, or based on a race
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