ra·​cial·​ize | \ ˈrā-shə-ˌlīz How to pronounce racialize (audio) \
racialized; racializing

Definition of racialize

transitive verb

: to give a racial character to

Examples of racialize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That, coupled with high levels of non-white immigration and a decline in the percentage of whites overall in America, has helped to racialize the Patriot movement, which in the past was not primarily motivated by race hate. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Colin Kaepernick reportedly asked Nike not to release a shoe with a Revolutionary War-era flag, enraging Ted Cruz and the governor of Arizona.," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of racialize

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Racialize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racialize. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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