44 definitions by dong woo

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A white crystalline alkaloid prepared from morphine by acetylation, which is administered usu. in the form of its hydrochloride as a hypnotic and analgesic (though many countries prohibit this medical use), and which is illictly used as a powerful and addictive drug producing intense euphoric sensations
1898 Lancet 3 Dec. 1511/1 A new hypnotic, to which the name of ‘heroin’ has been given, has been tried in the medical clinic of Professor Gerhardt in Berlin. According to a communication made by Dr. Strube to the Berliner Klinische Wochenschrift it is a product of the di-acetic ester of morphia, and it was discovered by Professor Dreser, chief of the chemical department of the Elberfeld Farben Fabriken.
by Dong Woo March 09, 2005
Institutionalized Racism is the process of purposely discriminating against certain groups of people through the use of biased laws or practices. Often, institutionalized racism is subtle and manifests itself in seemingly innocuous ways, but its effects are anything but subtle. An example of this type of racism is the redlining of districts to keep certain people from moving in to a new neighborhood, pervasive in the financial industry in the 1950s and 60s.

Those accepted, established, evident, visible, and respected forces, social arrangements, institutions, structures, policies, precedents and systems of social relations that operate and are manipulated in such a way as to allow, support, or acquiesce to acts of individual racism and to deprive certain racially identified categories within a society a chance to share, have equal access to, or have equal opportunity to acquire those things, material and nonmaterial, that are defined as desirable and necessary for rising in an hierarchical class society while that society is dependent, in part, upon that group they deprive for their labor and loyalty. Institutional racism is more subtle, less visible, and less identifiable but no less destructive to human life and human dignity than individual acts of racism
Institutionalized racism deprives a racially identified group, usually defined as generally inferior to the defining dominant group, equal access to an treatment in education, medical care, law, politics, housing, etc. - Louis L. Knowles and Kenneth Prewitt, editors, Institutional Racism in America (Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1969).

by Dong Woo September 28, 2005
means less blatant form of racism yet maybe even more powerful than racism in the past. since the civil rights acts of the 1960s people actually think racism is a thing of the past. some people actually think its all equal now that everyone has rights.

"The emerging school of sociologists also is responding to intellectuals such as Stephen and Abigail Thernstrom (America in Black and White: One Nation Indivisible, 1997), and Shelby Steele (A Dream Deferred, 1999), who assert that discrimination is old news. Consisting mostly, but not entirely, of conservatives, this group says the country needs to transcend race by acknowledging the progress made over the past several decades. Race-conscious policies, they argue, only stir up resentment among whites while also promoting a lack of ambition among people of color by holding them to a lower standard.

As support for their claims, they point to the genetic evidence provided by the Human Genome Project that race has no biological foundation as a way to categorize people. They also cite a 1998 statement by the American Anthropological Association that explains "race" as a classification system invented in the 18th century to justify status differences between European settlers and conquered and enslaved peoples, then expanded to support efforts such as the Nazi extermination of Jews.
In August 2002, the American Sociological Association took a stand against such attempts to abolish "race" as untrue and irrelevant. In a statement, the professional society urged social scientists not to ignore race classifications or stop using them as a research tool, even though they may be biological fiction. "Those who favor ignoring race as an explicit administrative matter, in the hope that it will cease to exist as a social concept, ignore the weight of a vast body of sociological research that shows that racial hierarchies are embedded in the routine practices of social groups and institutions," the society wrote."
this sums up basically what colorblind racism means "Most whites don't see white as a race. Like a fish in water, they don't think about whiteness because it's so beneficial to them."
by Dong Woo May 30, 2006
adj. florid (writing speech) usually in a freestyle.
brillantly colorful
Big L was the best flamboyant rapper.
by Dong Woo October 16, 2003
yt
white person ie whitey
lol @ dem yt
yt: ??? yt means you there right?
lol @ dem yt
by Dong Woo November 06, 2005
som kid from new york
Dong Woo > you
Goo METS
aight ok peace
by Dong Woo March 06, 2005
the real controllers of the world. and no its not just America.
Money controls everything. take control of a countries economy, u practically are the king.
the top 3 corporations in the world: Exxon/Mobile General Motors Ford, individually make more revenue then all but 6 countries in the world.
by Dong Woo November 12, 2004

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