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racism

noun

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1 the belief that certain races of people are by birth and nature superior to others
  • Hitler's declaration of his belief in a "master race" provided irrefutable proof to the world of the inherent and dangerous racism of the Nazi movement

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2 hatred of or discrimination against a person or persons based on their race
  • the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was one of the most deplorable incidents of racism that occurred during the civil rights movement of the 1960s

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The first known use of racism was in 1902

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“Racism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/racism. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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