racialism

noun ra·cial·ism \ ˈrā-shə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of racialism

: a theory that race determines human traits and capacities; also : racism

racialist

play \ˈrā-shə-list\ noun or adjective

racialistic

play \ˌrā-shə-ˈli-stik\ adjective

Examples of racialism in a Sentence

  1. the racialism of some of the nation's founders seems to contradict their professed belief that “all men are created equal”

  2. ugly incidents of racialism at the school have decreased since the introduction of multiracial rap sessions

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First Known Use of racialism

1902



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