racism


racism
racism, racialism
These two 20c words are used interchangeably in the meaning ‘belief in the superiority of a particular race’; racialism is somewhat older, and is closer in form to nationalism (on which it was modelled), but in current usage racism is far more common.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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