A belief of ethnical superiority, always expressed either discrimination or violence.
A non-asian person makes fun an asian person by making gibberish noises which represents the asian person's language or assume he can't speak proper english.

A group white people see a black person walking by and assumes he is stupid, violent and can't speak proper english.

A group of black people see a white person and make fun of him by acting white.

A group of people talk trash about the person next to them in a language only they can understand.

A person getting lynched by a group with all members of being the race.
by rei February 20, 2005
1. The belief that race accounts for differences in character or ability.

2. Racial Prejudice + Power = Racism

Many people serious about the study of racism define it more strictly to mean the combination of racial prejudice + power. In other words, only the dominant group in a society can be racist because they have the power to oppress others.
Marginalized groups of people can have racial prejudice towards members of the dominant group, but since they lack the power to oppress that group, it cannot be accurately called "racism."
In most cases racism includes the social, political, and economic advantage of one group in relation to others.

See Wikipedia's article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism for more information.
Racism is difficult to see from a position of privilege and difficult to live with from a position of marginality.

Marginalized people, historically racial minorities, live with the presence of racism in their daily lives.

In America, racism continues to be perpetuated by whites, knowingly or unknowingly, blinded by their own privilege.
by Zedster March 15, 2006
Something that middle class people invented because they had nothing better to do. Judging people because they are considered 'different' because of their skin colour/religious beliefs/country of origin etc.
Racism = Bad.
I'm not racist, I just hate everyone.
by Hijinxs December 06, 2006
1. A feeling of superiority that white people have over black people.

2. When nerdy white people believe that Asian people are superior to white people.

3. A feeling of superiority that Indians have over other races, especially white people, who are total nerds and can't do math.

4. A feeling of hatred that politically correct minorities harbor for white people.
1. Because of racism in America, some white people think that black people can't get into high culture because they don't comprehend it. In truth, black people just don't bother with high culture, because they believe in bros before hoes.

2. WHITE NERD: Asian people rock! I love Anime! Sudoku is the best!

NORMAL WHITE KID: Anime is so pointless.

WHITE NERD: Shut up! You're just ignorant because you're white!

NORMAL WHITE KID: That's racist.

3. Rohit, though incredibly sexy, harbors a deep racism for all whites, Mexicans, and Asians in the whole entire world. Well, mostly just whites. He will crush them between his thighs of steel.

4. MEXICAN LADY: Every morning, I look in the mirror and say to myself, "I am Latino, and I am proud!" Do you look at YOURselves in the mirror and tell yourselves you're white?? Huh?!!"

STUDENT: No, because I'm not racist like you.
by Bertoffski January 02, 2008
1. The discrimination of another group of people based solely on superficial characteristics, with the belief that one race is superior to another.

2. A system where the minority group loses, and the dominant group benefits.

1. the discrimination of black people is a direct result of racism.

2. white privilege.
by jessicaxx February 08, 2007
(US) The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Lations/as, Native Americans, and Asians), by members of the agent racial groups who have relatively more social power (Whites). This subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and practices of society.
The Institution in the United States is set up to systematically support whites (hence the term: White Privlege). One needs to only turn on the television to see how hard it is to find a non-tokenized person of color. This does not mean that people of color are unable to hold biases or hate towards Whites. It is just not racism, but discrimination.
by Empowerment April 20, 2006
Treating someone differently just because of their race and nothing else.
it IS racism to say "all *insert race* people are worthless"

it is not racist to say something based on fact "black people are better at running while white people are better swimmers" (as proven by the olympics)
by Soniku October 05, 2005
Discrimination against any race, religion, or culture.
Racism can be:

Calling and African American the N word (Race)

Calling an italian a WOP (culture)

Making fun of a Jewish person. (Religion)
by society master May 02, 2007

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