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., Pam M.S., "RACISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/racism/ (accessed May 13, 2021).