Bigotry and racism exist, of course—and they are evils that all well-intentioned people must oppose.
The European Union Monitoring Center on racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) produced a working definition in 2005.
The charge of racism without a shred of proof, much less irrefutable evidence, is doing terrible damage to our cultural fabric.
Yet the idea that racial preferences must continue until there is no racism in America is more fragile than typically supposed.
Carter cited his Southern roots as a credential for recognizing—and talking about—racism.
To achieve it they would have to fight the racism common in many segments of American society as well as bureaucratic inertia.
The Double V campaign against fascism abroad and racism at home achieved considerably less than the activists had hoped.
These men were probably blind to the racism implicit in their policies, a racism nurtured by military tradition.
Turning its back on the overt racism of some southern communities, the Army unwittingly exposed an example of racism in the west.
The rejection of black units could not always be ascribed to racism alone.
The belief that some races are inherently superior (physically, intellectually, or culturally) to others and therefore have a right to dominate them. In the United States, racism, particularly by whites against blacks, has created profound racial tension and conflict in virtually all aspects of American society. Until the breakthroughs achieved by the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, white domination over blacks was institutionalized and supported in all branches and levels of government, by denying blacks their civil rights and opportunities to participate in political, economic, and social communities.