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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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He repeatedly connects the obsession with racial purity to the mythical purity of the southern woman and laments the fact that his dead, progressive son had lacked "the passion of the southerner who defends his womankind against the black and alien invader" (161).
As the embodiment of racial purity, the white woman needed to be protected from the black man and his 'aggressive' desires as well as from her own sexual attraction to the black man, (5) just as Mina's and Lucy's bodies must be persistently fought over and protected from their own increasing desire for Dracula as much as from the vampire himself.
Snyder notes that these totalitarian systems had important differences, with Nazis propagandizing racial purity and the Soviets proclaiming international class struggle, until Russian nationalism was substituted for this slogan by a Georgian dictator in the wake of the Nazi invasion of the USSR.
Here Ellison critiques the American preference for false historical narratives of racial purity over the messier but more accurate knowledge that history "happened body to body, belly to belly over the long years.
The BNP talk about racial purity, a concept they learned from Hitler.
Italy's left-wing opposition on has likened the proposed new law to the racial purity laws introduced in Italy in the 1920s by the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini.
Others, though, assert that we are far from a post-racial society, citing the anxieties around racial purity and maintaining a white-dominated social order that are the subtext of a great number of films.
What makes people cling to the idea of racial purity and fear miscegenation?
This would preserve white racial purity in the homeland.
He distanced himself from the Nazis and racial purity but said: "I agree with aspects of fascism like patriotism and the values of the Catholic religion.
His research takes the reader into areas of miscegenation, sexually transmitted disease, the concept of whiteness, racial purity and feminist issues.