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racialism Tweet Definition of racialism Like Definition of racialism on Facebook
noun
  1. The belief in the existence and significance of racial categories. In racial separatist ideologies, the emphasis on perceived social and cultural differences among races.
  2. Variant of racism.
racism Tweet Definition of racism Like Definition of racism on Facebook
noun
  1. The belief that members of one race are superior to members of other races
  2. The belief that members of one ethnic group are superior to members of another ethnic group.
  3. The belief that capability or behavior can be racially defined.
  4. Aggression or discriminatory behavior towards members of a certain race or races.
  5. Aggression or discriminatory behavior based upon differences in ethnicity.
  6. Ethnically or culturally discriminatory behavior exhibited by members of the racial, ethnic, or cultural group dominant within a society.
  7. The practice of asserting or assuming racially or ethnically defined cultural dominance.
  8. The perpetuation of racial, ethnic, or cultural dominance of some groups over others.
  9. Opportunity inequality resulting from preferential treatment towards others of a similar cultural background.
  10. The act of using political, judicial, civil, and educational systems to oppress one based on their ethnicity.
reverse discrimination Tweet Definition of reverse discrimination Like Definition of reverse discrimination on Facebook
noun
  1. The process of openly and legally discriminating against members of an ethnic group which are or have been in the past, a majority group, to the benefit of a traditionally minority group that had in the past been discriminated against.
revolution Tweet Definition of revolution Like Definition of revolution on Facebook
noun
  1. A political upheaval in a government or nation state characterized by great change.
  2. The removal and replacement of a government.
  3. The turning of an object around an axis.
  4. In the case of celestial body, celestial bodies - the traversal of one body through an orbit around another body.
  5. A sudden, vast change in a situation or discipline.
role Tweet Definition of role Like Definition of role on Facebook
noun
  1. A character or part played by a performer or actor.
  2. The expected behaviour of an individual in a society.
  3. The function or position of something.
  4. (context, Grammar): The function of a word in a phrase.
role model Tweet Definition of role model Like Definition of role model on Facebook
noun (plural:role models)
  1. A person who serves as an example of a positive behavior, especially in some specific field
role-play Tweet Definition of role-play Like Definition of role-play on Facebook
verb
  1. Taking on a role (in the sense an actor has a role) and enacting or playing that character.
role-playing Tweet Definition of role-playing Like Definition of role-playing on Facebook
noun
  1. Action in which a person takes a on a role (as that of an actor) and pretends or acts out being that character.

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