Racism is oppression based on racial hierarchy.

Bigots come in all races, but by definition, black people (for example) cannot be racist to a white person.

Some non-white people do "play the race card." However, I'll point out that white people "play the race card" every day of their lives. They may not know it, but they do. Such is the privilege of being white in this country.

-Luke Visconti
The legacy of slavery has benefited every white person in this country—directly and personally. In a very gross analogy, if you run a series of foot races over 300 years but prevent 13 percent of the participants from learning how to run for 180 years and then give them concrete sneakers for another 80 years—but allow them full access for 40 years, it will take the 13 percent quite a few races to be competitive because the other 87 percent advanced their skills by practice and repetition.

Life is not a foot race, but it is a fact that the average white person would not economically benefit from switching places with an average black person (black households average one-tenth the household wealth of white households). If you believe all people are created equal, there has to be a reason for this—and there is: racism.

-Luke Visconti
by Jennifer Kohut March 04, 2007
The reason behind David Stern's new age limit to be allowed to play in the NBA.
Man, that new NBA age limit imposed by David Stern is motivated by racism!
by LilBibby2342 July 11, 2005
Displaced self loathing.
Blacks are bigger and stronger than us because we worked their asses hard back in the day.

Also see, Homophobia.
by The_Dalian December 16, 2005
black people think that white people hate their guts because they are black which causes them to hate us which is called reverse racism.This is for the guy that sick of all the racism in the world,if you can't make any sense of Jesus' death then you can't be a true Christian,the Romans crucified Jesus because He said He was God (which he is)while He was hanging on that cross He could of called angels down to save Him but he didn't because He was put on this earth to die for our sins so that we can have a relationship with God,He made it possible for our sins to be forgiven and all you have to do is ask God to forgive you. Oh yeah, if you were a true Christian then you wouldn't be cussing all over the place because you would know that God wouldn't want you to do that. If anybody has any questions just write them on here and I will answer them.
For God so loved the world that he gave His only son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting lasting life
John 3:16
by blvr January 07, 2005
something that white people use against black people and other coloureds or ethnic people. Usually found in europe and the states.
Oi you nigger get out of my way im better than you cause im white even though you're smarter stronger older richer and have a job unlike me.
by Syyyrus August 29, 2005
the act of being racist
He used racism when he called a black guy nigga
by waterbottle189 March 27, 2015
It's a word we all know and a word misused. Racism is hatred, ignorance, idiotic, misunderstanding, and labeling. Who you are should not be defined by the color of your skin, but what you do and how you do it. There are no different races, there are different cultures, and that is what makes us different. And that is where racism takes place. We judge and discriminate before we get to know and understand who they are. Some are closed minded, and believe to be superior to another. And there is lies the problem. No one is. For all men, women, and children are created equal and should be treated as such. Everyone has feelings, dreams, and aspirations to be somebody, to do something important in their lives, and one day might face harsh prejudices in their life that makes it almost impossible to accomplish their dreams. It falls only onto us to stop dividing people, making judgments and stereotypes of people, and to understand we are one race, and that is the human race which has different cultures. Everyone is human and we are on this planet together, the ignorance of racism, the hatred, the violence between each other must be stopped to live peacefully together.
Racism is when someone stereotypes another culture and is used as an insult to degrade them.
by Organicmoon December 06, 2014

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