Tuesday, May 19, 2009

There is a HUGE difference


1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

1865–70; < class="ital-inline">racisme. See race 2 , -ism

racist, noun, adjective


[pey-tree-uht, -ot or, especially Brit., pa-tree-uht] –noun
1. a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.
2. a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, esp. of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.

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