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
Publicly, Lee argued against the enfranchisement of blacks, and raged against Republican efforts to enforce racial equality on the South.
In the past, students of color have left campus for one day to address racial issues, according to Evergreen.
Tevlin also recommends $200,000 to support implementation of AB 953, a new state regulation that requires the Police Department and other law enforcement agencies to boost data collection related to racial profiling.
The majority of people and more than half of the 66 countries surveyed say there’s no such thing as racial, religious or cultural superiority.
U.W. Clemon and Monique Lin-Luse filed the notice of appeal of U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Haikala's ruling that allows Gardendale to create its own school system despite her findings that city residents had racial motives for the move.
Women today make up 51 percent of the senior staff, according to Rachel Lauter, the mayor’s current director of appointments, who tracks the gender and racial makeup for more than 90 senior positions at City Hall.
Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.
Two men were stabbed to death Friday on a light-rail train in Portland, Oregon after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.
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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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