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1) (Most common manifestation) A white person in a white society who sees non-whites as being inferior AND has the ability and/or desire to prevent non-whites from achieving success and/or quality of life within said white-controlled society. The institutions controlled by a racist society (schools, courts, jails) will necessarily be racist as well.

2) A society of the same mechanism (i.e. the group in control of the society keeps others from being successful) within another culture (i.e. India, caste system)

3) Commonly confused with prejudice, bigotry and bias, which can be exhibited by any individual in any society. Racism has a different connotation associated with the person being able to use prejudice, bigotry and bias to, for example, kill someone because they were black (and "inferior") and THEN be acquitted at a murder trial with a racist jury and a racist judge. A black person committing this crime out of prejudice, bigotry and/or bias would not be acquitted by a racist jury and a racist trial...in fact, they probably would have executed the black person and realized the cops just picked up a random black man off the street (because he was a black man), so they executed the wrong person. If it was a black-controlled society with white people systematically being executed for committing crimes they didn't commit, one could argue that that particular black society might be racist.
A racist society will most likely have a majority of non-whites employed in some sort of servitude to reinforce the position of non-whites as inferior, presently or in the past. Contrary to popular white racist belief, non-whites are not employed as maids, servants, nannies because they love serving white people. A racist society is designed so that a majority of non-whites must openly acknowledge inferiority (usually through servitude) in order to be allowed a small share of resources - typically just enough to stay alive.

A lot of people on this thread were probably called racists and decided to deflect the definition of the word back on the person who called them racist INSTEAD OF trying to understand why people are calling them racists. Please ask why and they might explain. Racism is EXPECTED...A NORM...for minorities in the US and Europe...when someone calls you a racist, they are letting you know that you are an extreme overt manifestation; perhaps discussion will result in mutual benefit...perhaps your statements were misconstrued...or perhaps discussing it will help you realize how racist you truly are...the first step is acknowledging that you have a problem.
by Beautiful_Human August 28, 2010
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Treating someone like you would treat anyone else and getting called racist for it.
Indian guy talking to me: Shut up!

Me: You shut up!

Rest of class: *GAAAAASSSSP* :O Your being racist!
by Keeping it real5266 August 10, 2008
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Most of the arrogant cocksuckers on this thread, posting the same paranoia about minorities over and over again.
Read any of the shrill, hysterical racists here. Their bullshit defines the word better than I could.
by Mr. Blond July 13, 2008
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someone who discriminates unfairly against other races. white black,brown,hispanic, asian. Some one who doesn't know that you should judge people by the quality of their personality not their skin color
"let's put aside our differences and be friends"

"No way"

"Why"

"simple...dude, listen you're a great guy who's supposed to be smart but you just don't get it...you're different"

"please don't do this"

"sorry my brother's a racist and doesn't like you so I can't either...Keep away from me"
by XTITANX June 28, 2006
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someone who believes their race or culture is the best and critises others about theirs
look at that paki across the road-this would be racist
by strawberry sauce May 22, 2005
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1)a dumbass person who says remarks about a race different from theirs
2)an act of unnecesary stupidity
by nick March 03, 2005
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A wide spead but mercifully shrinking illness. those who do have this nasty sickness try to convience themselves that everyone has it . If fact the majority of people may be fearful of diffrent people due to lack of knowledge , most just need the chance to know someone to realize that all people are basiclly the same .
I have not a racist bone in my body . Ask my asian grandmother , my black mother or my white husband .
by Briesie February 02, 2005
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