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Racism

Scope Note: 
The belief that race determines individual characteristics and abilities and that those differences make some races superior to others; also, actions that advance those beliefs. For racially-motivated actions only, use the more specific descriptor "Racial Discrimination." From 1966-1980, the descriptor "Racism" was used in indexing. From 1980-2022, "Racism" was a dead term.
Category: Bias and Equity
Broader Terms
Social Bias
Narrower Terms
N/A
Use this term instead of
Racial Bias
Racial Prejudice
Related Terms
Affirmative Action
Critical Race Theory
Race
Racial Differences
Racial Discrimination
Racial Identification
Racial Relations
Stereotypes
Added to ERIC: 7/1/1966