A belief that first, individual racial groups have characteristics unique to that group. Secondly, that these characteristic predispose members of the race to act in a certain (and usually unpleasant) way. And thirdly, that the member of the race making these judgments is superior to the other in at least one or more aspects.

RACISM: "Racism is the belief that another is inferior to you because they belong to another race or culture."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RACISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/racism/ (accessed January 29, 2023).


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