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racism

A conscious or unconscious belief in the superiority of a particular race, which may lead to acts of discrimination and unequal treatment based on an individual’s skin colour or ethnic origin or identity.

ra·cism

(rā'sizm)
Attitudes, practices and other factors that discriminate against people because of their race, color, or ethnicity.
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We swallow the myth of racial purity because contemplating complexity, even when the physical evidence is all around us in plain view, is simply too daunting.
He demonstrates that Draper's objective, the preservation of white racial purity and therefore supremacy against the threat posed by blacks and undesirable immigrants, especially Jews, was not achieved.
The Ruby men's fetishization of racial purity leads them to value women primarily for their ability to produce new generations of "eight-rock" men, and therefore to seek to maintain absolute control over their sexuality.
Kafka's Curse simultaneously undermines the apartheid-era doctrine of racial purity and separation and interrogates the place of such revisions of apartheid practices in a postapartheid nation.
She is privileged to spend occasional whole days with officers: with Captain Hentschel, aristocratic, thoughtful, even kind; twice with Einsatzkommando Obersturmfuhrer Sarazin, whose haughty babble about racial purity and the beauty of violent death seems less lofty while strapped to a bed.
Nowhere in Nazi writings or speeches is there any reference to scarce resources as the reason for seeking the extermination of Jews, Slavs, Gypsies, communists, and homosexuals, who were perceived as threats to German national unity, racial purity, and political stability.
There is no racial purity in the world anymore, which makes me very happy.
This move, he said, "will, in a sense, dilute the -- what they consider the racial purity of the Han Chinese.
Each of Nigel Darbasie's three poems show pathways out of the fetish of racial purity.
In reviving choreography by Gertrud Bodenwieser, Gertrud Kraus, Andrei Jerschik, Cilly Wang, Pola Nirenska, the recently discovered Hanna Berger and others, Austrians are being shown what liveliness was lost when those in power insisted on racial purity and political conformity.
These two giants had been World War II allies in defeating the fascist dictatorships of Germany, Japan, and Italy, along with their ideas of racial purity, genocide, and world conquest.
The rest of their town may be concerned about racial purity and national pride, but it's bath night, so father and son must conspire to hide from Mom.