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When a person is given a treatment in his or her favor because of stereotypical attributes not necessarily merited.

Any seemingly racist remark or act that's made by a person out of good will; innocent assumptions made because of race.
A black president is given a longer grace period by his constituency than would a white one. That's contracism.

"Wong? Isn't he Japanese, or something like that? I bet he'd be the guy to see about doing these taxes."

"Don't African Americans have more bones than other humans?"
by creatorcreator October 15, 2009
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