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racist

[rey-sist] /ˈreɪ sɪst/
noun
1.
a person who believes in racism, the doctrine that a certain human race is superior to any or all others.
adjective
2.
of or like racists or racism:
racist policies; racist attitudes.
Origin
race2 (n.) + -ist
Related forms
antiracist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for antiracist

racist

1932 as a noun, 1938 as an adjective, from race (n.2); racism is first attested 1936 (from French racisme, 1935), originally in the context of Nazi theories. But they replaced earlier words, racialism (1871) and racialist (1917), both often used early 20c. in a British or South African context. In the U.S., race hatred, race prejudice had been used, and, especially in 19c. political contexts, negrophobia.

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