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a person who believes in , the doctrine that one’s own racial group is superior or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.
of or like racists or racism:
racist policies; racist attitudes.
Contemporary Examples

racist Patient Leave it to the most diverse cast on television to tackle racism in an extremely memorable way.
11 Wacky, Moving, Memorable ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Moments (VIDEO) Chancellor Agard October 9, 2013

Conservative blogger Dan Riehl declared the president “the first racist in Chief.”
Don’t Call Obama Racist John Avlon July 19, 2013

While there, Cowart rubbed shoulders with Joshua Steever, a 28-year-old with the word, “racist,” boldly tattooed on his forehead.
Obama and the Neo-Nazis Max Blumenthal October 28, 2008

1932 as a noun, 1938 as an adjective, from race (n.2); racism is first attested 1936 (from French racisme, 1935), originally in the context of Nazi theories. But they replaced earlier words, racialism (1871) and racialist (1917), both often used early 20c. in a British or South African context. In the U.S., race hatred, race prejudice had been used, and, especially in 19c. political contexts, negrophobia.


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