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Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by exscentric, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. exscentric

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    Just posted this and it went into the cyber trash can I guess. If two show up sorry. Seems the term racist is being redefined of late.
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    Merriam-Webster
    Main Entry:rac·ism Pronunciation: \ˈrā-ˌsi-zəm also -ˌshi-\ Function:noun Date:1933 1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race 2 : racial prejudice or discrimination
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    Wikipedia: Racism, by its simplest definition, is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. People with racist beliefs might hate certain groups of people according to their racial groups.
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    from: Dictionary.com
    rac⋅ism


    –noun
    1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others. 2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination. 3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
     
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