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A term that used to mean prejudice towards one or more races.

In modern use, this word is used by people to explain the behaviour of people of other races, whether race is called into the issue or not.

Also: racism can now also include having good race relations. If you try to be friends with someone of a different race, someone will call you a racist.
Me: Dude I met this black guy when I was...

Idiot: RACIST!

Me: How is that racism? I was going to say that I met this black dude when I was going to see my best friend, who's asian.

Idiot: You're just friends with that asian because you think that makes you a good person for not being racist! You must feel sorry for him, you goddamn racist!

Me: Race doesn't come into it. But people like you force race issues into everything.
by Marge hater December 20, 2005
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something people cant understand doesnt just happen against blacks from whites
On an exaple earlier people keep using black people as the only people discriminated against...
by yo-mom April 20, 2004
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It's Stupid, we are all amazing so chill.

white, black, hispanic, asian, indian, arabic, does it matter? Racism is messed up, all of our races have done good and bad.
by Jersey Kid January 26, 2008
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An excuse given by one 'race' of people to abuse another person's rights. Usually created by blind ignorance.
Racist:"All black people lie, steal and cheat- its in their genes."
Actual:"All people lie, steal and cheat- its in their genes."
by D. May 04, 2003
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Noun.
1) Strict definition: An irrational bias towards members of a racial background. The bias can be positive (e.g. one race can prefer the company of its own race or even another) or it can be negative (e.g. one race can hate another). To qualify as racism, the bias must be irrational. That is, it cannot have a factual basis for preference.
2) Commonly intended definition(in America): A bias that white people have against blacks.
3) Politically motivated definition: A justifiable reason to redistribute resources or opportunities between groups on the basis of race alone.
1) One is not a racist for pointing out that blacks receive lower scores on their ACTs, SATs, GREs, LSATs and other standardized tests of academic achievement.
2) One is a racist for pointing out #1 *IF* there is no reason for pointing it out other than to make black people feel inferior.
3) Racism is the reason that a 20 on the ACT should actually be considered a 25 if the test taker was black.
by FigurinOutLife March 23, 2004
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When a certain group of people is singled out. Althought I strongly am against rasism, ponder this...

In America, why is it that it would be socially acceptable to have a "Black Students of America" for instance but outragious to have a Caucasian student group? Doesn't that seem racisit?
My good friend applied to a scholarship program but was denied, not because he was underqualitied, but becaues he wasn't Islamic.Since my friend happened to be Caucasian, however, this act of racism went unnoticed.
by J0_jo April 13, 2006
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