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 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.
Wigdor’s class-action suit involves allegations of sexual and racial harassment.
On Thursday, Donald Trump nominated lawyer Eric Dreiband to head the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, which is in charge of issues like racial discrimination and LGBTQ rights, Mic reports.
And then there’s the Williams sisters’ 13-year boycott of the Indian Wells tournament after crowds in 2001 booed, hurled racial epithets and accused them of fixing matches.
Racial tensions began simmering in East St. Louis—a city where thousands of blacks had moved from the South to work in war factories—as early as February 1917.
The U is no exception, exploring the longstanding racial and economic factors obstructing entry to the University of Miami.
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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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