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A term that used to mean prejudice towards one or more races.

In modern use, this word is used by people to explain the behaviour of people of other races, whether race is called into the issue or not.

Also: racism can now also include having good race relations. If you try to be friends with someone of a different race, someone will call you a racist.
Me: Dude I met this black guy when I was...

Idiot: RACIST!

Me: How is that racism? I was going to say that I met this black dude when I was going to see my best friend, who's asian.

Idiot: You're just friends with that asian because you think that makes you a good person for not being racist! You must feel sorry for him, you goddamn racist!

Me: Race doesn't come into it. But people like you force race issues into everything.
by Marge hater December 20, 2005
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It's Stupid, we are all amazing so chill.

white, black, hispanic, asian, indian, arabic, does it matter? Racism is messed up, all of our races have done good and bad.
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something people cant understand doesnt just happen against blacks from whites
On an exaple earlier people keep using black people as the only people discriminated against...
by yo-mom April 20, 2004
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An excuse given by one 'race' of people to abuse another person's rights. Usually created by blind ignorance.
Racist:"All black people lie, steal and cheat- its in their genes."
Actual:"All people lie, steal and cheat- its in their genes."
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Noun.
1) Strict definition: An irrational bias towards members of a racial background. The bias can be positive (e.g. one race can prefer the company of its own race or even another) or it can be negative (e.g. one race can hate another). To qualify as racism, the bias must be irrational. That is, it cannot have a factual basis for preference.
2) Commonly intended definition(in America): A bias that white people have against blacks.
3) Politically motivated definition: A justifiable reason to redistribute resources or opportunities between groups on the basis of race alone.
1) One is not a racist for pointing out that blacks receive lower scores on their ACTs, SATs, GREs, LSATs and other standardized tests of academic achievement.
2) One is a racist for pointing out #1 *IF* there is no reason for pointing it out other than to make black people feel inferior.
3) Racism is the reason that a 20 on the ACT should actually be considered a 25 if the test taker was black.
by FigurinOutLife March 23, 2004
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Contrary to popular belief, this is a concept not based on hate, but rather on treatment and assumption. True racism is a persons preferential OR hateful treatment of someone who has more or less skin pigmentation than said person, regardless of which person is darker or lighter. This is the real, non-urban definition of the word.

Religion does not factor in. Ever. That is religious intolerance or religious discrimination. Not Racism.

Sadly, preferential treatment due to skin color has become known as 'white condescention' an inherently racist term as it implies that only caucasians engage racially condescending behavior.

Racists forget that 'assumption' cannot be spelled without 'ass'.

A word of advice: Try not to get into an argument with an imbecile. Bystanders probably won't be able to tell you apart.
Rosa Parks' arrest as a result of her choosing to sit at the front of a bus rather than the back, a stipulation applied by a racist governmental system.

Also, the 180 degree turn that said system has taken in forcing employers to hire based on pigment rather than qualification is racism at work.

The assumption that everyone who wears a turban runs a 7-eleven is racist, as are the phrases 'I love (insert color here) people!', and 'reverse racism'.
by Kailen Montresor April 25, 2006
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