The belief of one race being superior to another race.
Something that I hate and do not engage in. The people who do are known as racists. The typical people who are targets of racism are Blacks and Hispanics. However, Whites are often attacked by other races, which is also known as "reverse racism". It's something that people shouldn't even participate in, especially considering how far we have come. Being a fifth (20%) Native American and being White of English and German heritage, I don't really think I have any place in racist behavior. Since I have a very significant amount of Native American blood, I am part of the "Mother of All Minorities". I AM diverse!
I love black people; I think they are hilarious, most of them are devout Christians, and the majority of them have been respectful to me for who I am, and they were NEVER racist towards me.
by Radical Republican December 08, 2004
1) Strict definition: An irrational bias towards members of a racial background, especially White.

2) Commonly intended definition (in America): A bias that black people have against whites.

3) Politically motivated definition: A justifiable reason to redistribute resources or opportunities between groups on the basis of race alone, especially whites, upper income seeing as how they are the ruling class and all else are anti constitutionalist scum. Redistributing wealth is their main goal.
1) One is not a racist for pointing out that whites receive higher 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 white people feel inferior.

3) Racism is the reason that Obama won his health care legislation, winning over brain dead moronic Americans, turning this country into Amerika.
Adam: Why are you racist?

Jamal: Because you white boys stole everything!!! Your all about racism!!!

Adam: Stole everything? OHHHH, you mean you haven't earned anything because you haven't put forth the effort. I get it, sounds a bit racist to me, a little anti-White?!! You blacks should strive harder, other than hi-jacking the system.
by Brad R. T. March 21, 2010
Something that cant happen to white people, no matter how hard they wish it can.
Is racism
White person 1: Im going to dress up as a 16 knocked up Mexican girl cause they all get pregnant young, lol get it!
White person 2: LOLOLOL

Is not racism
White person 1: Some black person made fun of me for turning red when I laugh :(
by Pancake-bottom February 04, 2012
Stereotyping and Discriminating between clean whites, dirty blacks, fobby asians, lazy mexicans and stinky indians. A race between people of different colors where I'm winning.
Chink - "What duh racism mean?"

Nigga - "Shut the fuck up or i'll bust a cap in yo mothafuckin chinese ass"

Chink - "soo sorry mideng! don hurt me, you can take duh first prace."
by Riokanoya April 06, 2011
aka stupidity, immaturity, and blindness.
Alyx: That stupid ass hick wore a shirt with the southern flag on it.

Tyler: Apparently that country bumkin doesn't know that it has nothing to do with racism.

Alyx: Lets stuff a "I Fucked My Sister" shirt in his locker, watch his reaction, then post the video on YouTube.
by raven940 February 11, 2009
1. Something that mostly white racist people complain about.

2. Another reason for white racist people to obsess over people of color.

3. Something done by people who hate themselves so much they have to project it onto other people.
1. See almost every other definition

2. Racist: How come black people can come black people can come black people come black people...*goes home and jacks off the black porn*

3. Me: Why are you racist?
Racist: I hate myself because my mother never hugged me.

racism is lame
by dipperripper August 18, 2008
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: 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
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