just another form of stupidity and ignorance
Racism can be found anywhere in the world
by Epoxism July 03, 2010
Holding a different opinion or belief than Barack Obama.
Steve opposes Obama's plans to race taxes, therefore, Steve is guilty of racism!
by rdivad September 23, 2009
Disagreeing with a liberal minority, even if the liberal minority in question is demonstrably wrong or even telling an outright lie.
President Obama: "My socialist government takeover of medical care will not cover illegal aliens."

Congressman Wilson: "You lie!"

Liberal Minority Organizations: "Congressman Wilson's racism is terrible! How dare he call President Obama out on his socialist lies!"
by RightThinker September 12, 2009
noun: 1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.
3. commonly used by minorities to get what they want because they can't earn it themselves
He thinks that just because he's white, that makes him better than me.

Because of racism and AA, the minorities can get into better colleges than the white people who get the same grades on standardized tests.

It is not racist to say that black people score lower on standardized test than white people if it is true.

The real reason why there are derogatory terms for white people but none for black people on urbandictionary.com
by hahaha February 25, 2005
Someone who recognizes and or promotes someone based on race. The naming of exclusive groups based on race. ______ chamber of commerce, ________ caucus...
black caucus
black chamber of commerce
hispanic chamber of commerce
by bob December 20, 2003
Load of crap from a cows asshole
for another use of racism,see Crap
by >>>>? October 17, 2007
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

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