A racist is a person that adheres to a system in which a dominant race believe they are superior and implements systems that privilege the dominant race at every conceivable social, political and economical opportunity. A racist in essence, wants to benefit from the oppression of other races.

We don't live in a society where every racial group has equal power, status and opportunity.

Yes, white people all over the world throughout history have experienced slavery and persecution but have not been enslaved, colonised or forced to segregate on the scale that black people have. They do not face housing or job discrimination, police brutality, poverty or incarceration at the levels that black people do. This is not to say that they do not experience things like poverty and police brutality at all but again, not on the same scale - not even close.

Racists also discriminate across religious and cultural boundaries. Islamophobia is anti-moslem racism mixed with cultural intolerance. Anti-moslems are racists that target markers of moslem identity. Perpetrators of anti-moslem hate crime disproportionately target visibly moslem women, in the very same way racists target people for the colour of their skin. Anti-moslem racists often target Sikhs because Sikhs wear turbans, wrongly believing only moslems wear turbans.
Racists imposed a system where black people were and still are rejected from obtaining loans, thus blacks could not build wealth for future generations. When they are refused home loans to move into white neighbourhoods, they remain in poor neighbourhoods with depressed infrastructure, their kids go to underfunded overcrowded schools, drop out and with no job prospects due to racist employers not willing to hire them, they commit crime to survive and racist judges will give them longer prison sentences than they do to white folk. Racist police also target blacks more than white folk and charge them for crimes they didn't commit.
Upon release they cannot get decent paying jobs, they remain in poor areas, their kids go to underfunded overcrowded schools, the cycle of poverty continues generation after generation.

That is the reality of racist oppression and racism.
by Let's eradicate racism March 31, 2021
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A micro-phallused, soft-dicked man with an inferiority complex. He will impotently shout down a non-racist person as a cuckold; believing that the non-racist has had their significant others leave them for a bigger, better, and darker penis--just as theirs have.

In other words; he's a resentful cuckold.
Racist: Julia, don't stand near that moon cricket... he'll take ya and grape ya!!!
Non-racist Person: You need to relax, racist.
Racist: You cuck!!
Non-racist Person: I'm not the one that had his girls leave him for a black dick,, jej
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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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Something you say in jest when something sounds remotely racist or derogatory.
Man #1: Man, white man can't jump!
Man #2: That's racist!

Man #1: *BURP*
Man #2: That's racist!
by Kilokahn August 11, 2010
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A term used to define a person that makes decisions on the basis of race. Race is a construction built to subvert races to the benefit of one race (guess which one? Hint: they are not the majority in the world). While bigotry is possible with anyone of any race, a racist is a person who belongs to the racial group in power. So while anyone can claim Native American heritage, whether true or not, racists have the unrecognized ability to mask their privilege and go through life without having to examine oneself. Not everyone is racist, but those who never question their privilege are enjoying the benefits of whiteness.
The racist attitudes of the posters shifted the blame to the marginalized group, in effect avoiding the issue completely. By the way, "crackers" was a result of the ones "cracking" the whip.
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A racist is a member of a racial group who has the power to subjugate other racial groups. A racist benefits from institutionalized racism.

Warren T. Taylor, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Does that mean that even a benevolent person from the dominant racial group is inherently racist as a result of institutionalized racism?
by Dr. WT October 28, 2020
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