1. The belief that "race" accounts for differences in character or ability.

2. Racial Prejudice + Power = Racism

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. This forces the dominant group to recognize the dangerous side of their position of power and tends to make them upset. Some will avoid this issue all together and say that they are "colorblind", ignoring the very real effects of racial discrimination.

Marginalized groups of people can have racial prejudice towards members of the dominant group, (i.e., a black man calling a white man a cracker) but since they lack the power to oppress that group, it cannot be accurately called "racism." White people in America have not historically been called "crackers" and then been enslaved, denied work, imprisoned, framed, or hung by blacks.

In most cases, racism includes the social, political, and economic advantage of one group in relation to others. This can be seen in places where there is one group who has held control of essential positions in society. For example, America has existed for 230 years, but all the presidents have been white (males). Those who experience the effect of racism (minorities) often stick together to defend themselves against their harsh reality. They may form their own schools, newspapers, television networks and even create scholarships to help their people.

A person from the dominant group in society, however, doesn't need these specialized groups made just for them because they control the wealth and political/social/productive power and can always rely on these elements being there for their needs. From their perspective, things like Affirmative Action and the NAACP look like they perpetuate racism. In fact, these organizations are working to support marginalized, minority groups.

See Wikipedia's article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism for more information. Or read a history book.
Marginalized people, historically racial minorities, live with the presence of racism in their daily lives.

Racism is difficult to see from a position of privilege and difficult to live with from a position of marginality.

People who experience racism often become bitter or angry. They may last out at the dominant group and use against them, but they are still marginalized.

In America, racism continues to be perpetuated by dominant whites, knowingly or unknowingly, because they are blinded by their own privilege. Education and learning history are two sure ways to overcome racism.
by Zedster March 21, 2006
1. The belief that race accounts for differences in character or ability.

2. Racial Prejudice + Power = Racism

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, (say, a black man calling a white man a cracker) 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.

SSee Wikipedia's article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism for more information.
Marginalized people, historically racial minorities, live with the presence of racism in their daily lives.

Racism is difficult to see from a position of privilege and difficult to live with from a position of marginality.

What is racism? 3 million people, 230 years, one president: White.

In America, racism continues to be perpetuated by whites, knowingly or unknowingly, blinded by their own privilege.
by Zedster March 20, 2006
1) An extreme form of patriotism.
2) Any form of dislike or resentment for a group of people due to their skin pigmentation. DOES NOT HAVE TO BE FROM A CAUCASIAN TO ANOTHER RACE! IT WORKS EITHER WAY! IN THIS WORLD, IT SEEMS ONLY BLACK PEOPLE CAN BE RACIST!
Racism-That guy is such a nigger for stealing my ipod!
by Scribe_R3MN4N7 May 25, 2010
the way forward to get all the scum out of society.
Boy: Dad some dirty niggers stole my phone today.

Dad: Don't worry, a dose of racism will have them crying back to the zoo's.
by Whatsgood. July 21, 2008
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
The most nonsence belief ever. It does not make any sence at all. People who follow this belief feel they are better than everone else, but think about, who sounds like a better person, a racist who goes around bothering black/latino people with racial slurs and thretining to kill them or the black/latino people who have done NOTHING to deserve it?
Racist: I am better than black people

Me: How are you better than black people?

Racist: Because they are from Africa

Me: How is someone better than someone else because of there decent?

Racist: Because there skin is black

Me: How is someone apperence make someone better than someone else? With the same belief you could say that everyone with a birth mark is a worse person than someone with no birth mark, or that people wiht hats are a better person than people with no hats.

Racist: Because I have low self-esteem and I need to use stereotypes and racism to rase my low self-esteem with fake self-esteem. I am a worthless piece of trash and does not deserve to be living. I am a horrible, horrible person, please kill me.

Me: Ok
by Spikesy July 23, 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
(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
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