Top Definition
The refusal to acknowledge the professional acumen of an ethnicity other than one's own, based on a stereotype and position that one's racial/ethnic background is superior.
Ex 1: The intellectual ethno-dismissiveness (IED Complex)of voters who discredit the validity of President Barack Obama's abilities in office, fueled the Tea-Party movement.

Ex 2: A minority expert in his or her field is questioned or double-checked on findings. Meanwhile, the response of someone who fits the challenger's idea of "the expert" may have little or no experience, but is respected and accepted with few questions.
by C.C. Network October 21, 2010

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