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racist

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishracistrac‧ist /ˈreɪsɪst/ ●○○ noun [countable]  SARsomeone who believes that people of their own race are better than others, and who treats people from other races unfairly and sometimes violently – used to show disapproval He denied being a racist.racist adjective the victim of a racist attack racist violence racist remarks
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racistRacist attitudes are not simply articulated in the vicious attacks of racist thugs.She denies being a racist, claiming to be merely patriotic.He is accused of being a racist after refusing to be interviewed by a black journalist.The inquest had heard that police failed him when he begged for protection from a racist gang.The minister denied that he was a racist, but called for tougher controls on immigration.It involved a group of white-owned businesses in Mississippi being boycotted by civil rights groups accusing them of racist practices.There has been a rise in attacks on asylum seekers made by skinheads and other racists.How such racist pornographic material escaped the rye of black activists presents a problem.When the state looks upon such people as second-class, it is no wonder that racists take the same view.The contents of the racist pathology and the material circumstances to which it can be made to correspond are thus left untouched.Appendix C shows the anti-racism statement together with an extract from one such guidance paper on dealing with racist clients.
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