The combination of power and racial prejudice when that prejudice affects the power. Note that racism can happen with any racial prejudice and any power structure.
When Jim Crow laws used racial prejudices to enforce mandatory segregation, the prejudices became racism.

If Person A will no hire Person B because of a prejudice against Person A's race, that is racism.

If someone random person yells a slur at you, it is prejudice, but not racism, as that person has no power over you.
by noreallyguysreally December 9, 2010
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1. The discrimination of another group of people based solely on superficial characteristics, with the belief that one race is superior to another.

2. A system where the minority group loses, and the dominant group benefits.

1. the discrimination of black people is a direct result of racism.

2. white privilege.
by jessicaxx February 8, 2007
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1. Something that mostly white racist people complain about.

2. Another reason for white racist people to obsess over people of color.

3. Something done by people who hate themselves so much they have to project it onto other people.
1. See almost every other definition

2. Racist: How come black people can say...how come black people can do...how come black people get...how come black people...black people...black people...*goes home and jacks off the black porn*

3. Me: Why are you racist?
Racist: I hate myself because my mother never hugged me.

racism is lame
by dipperripper August 18, 2008
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A cancer that can be passed down between families and can kill quickly or slowly, causing more pain than the victim wants.

Also know as social AIDS.
John got killed because Dick was suffering from racism.
by Kiyoko-chan November 13, 2008
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The belief that some races are inherently superior (physically, intellectually, or culturally) to others and therefore have a right to dominate them. In the United States, racism, particularly by whites against blacks, has created profound racial tension and conflict in virtually all aspects of American society. Until the breakthroughs achieved by the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, white domination over blacks was institutionalized and supported in all branches and levels of government, by denying blacks their civil rights and opportunities to participate in political, economic, and social communities.
"The horror of class stratification, racism, and prejudice is that some people begin to believe that the security of their families and communities depends on the oppression of others, that for some to have good lives there must be others whose lives are truncated and brutal." - Dorothy Allison
by hurdrenee January 22, 2011
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(US) The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Lations/as, Native Americans, and Asians), by members of the agent racial groups who have relatively more social power (Whites). This subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and practices of society.
The Institution in the United States is set up to systematically support whites (hence the term: White Privlege). One needs to only turn on the television to see how hard it is to find a non-tokenized person of color. This does not mean that people of color are unable to hold biases or hate towards Whites. It is just not racism, but discrimination.
by Empowerment April 20, 2006
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The greatest evil that humanity ever manifested. This scourge of the human race has caused bloodshed in every country and every continent. Racism is the greatest division between the human race that stops us all from coming together as one and achieving a common goal: To make the world a better place.
non-racist person: Hey I found out how we can make the world a better place!

racist person:Fuck you. I don't want to make the world a better place with you because of your skin color or ethnicity because I practice racism.

non-racist person:damn.
by jack mcgurn May 13, 2008
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