racism


racism
racialism, racism
Racialism is the unequal treatment of a population group purely because of its possession of physical or other characteristics socially defined as denoting a particular race (see race, sociology of ). Racism is the deterministic belief-system which sustains racialism, linking these characteristics with negatively valuated social, psychological, or physical traits. For an informative comparative study of racism in the United States and the Netherlands see, Understanding Everyday Racism (1991).

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