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Definition of "racialism" [racialism]

  • An emphasis on race or racial considerations, as in determining policy or interpreting events. (noun)
  • Policy or practice based on racial considerations. (noun)
  • Chiefly British Variant of racism. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "racialism" in a sentence
  • "The schools are preachers of the modern liberal faith in multiculturalism, environmentalism, moral relativism, anti-imperialism (as if this is what America is about!) and what I call racialism (race consciousness)."
  • "It might seem that that post racialism is finally here, which was first suggested in the manner Colin Powell is respected."
  • "These people write reasonable, well-balanced letters, disclaim any belief in racialism, and back up everything they say with copious instances."