racist [rey-sist]

a person who believes in racism, the doctrine that one's own racial group is superior or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.

1932 as a noun, 1938 as an adjective, from race (n.2); racism is first attested 1936 (from French racisme , 1935), originally in the context of Nazi theories. But they replaced earlier words, racialism (1871) and racialist (1917), both often used early 20c. in a British or South African context. In the U.S., race hatred, race prejudice had been used, and, especially in 19c. political contexts, negrophobia .

racism [rā′sĭz′əm]

a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others

race [rās]


1.    (no longer in technical use) any of the traditional divisions of humankind, the commonest being the Caucasian, Mongoloid, and Negro, characterized by supposedly distinctive and universal physical characteristics.

2.    an arbitrary classification of modern humans, sometimes, especially formerly, based on any or a combination of various physical characteristics, as skin color, facial form, or eye shape, and now frequently based on such genetic markers as blood groups.

3.    a socially constructed category of identification based on physical characteristics, ancestry, historical affiliation, or shared culture: Her parents wanted her to marry within her race.

4.    a human population partially isolated reproductively from other populations, whose members share a greater degree of physical and genetic similarity with one another than with other humans.


ethnocentrism [ĕth′nō-sĕn′trĭz′əm]

eth′no·cen′tric (-trĭk)

The belief in the inherent superiority of one's own ethnic group or culture.

Belief in the intrinsic superiority of the nation, culture, or group to which one belongs, often accompanied by feelings of dislike for other groups

The belief that one's own culture is superior to all others and is the standard by which all other cultures should be measured.


We’re you able to follow this? Too much reading? Need an app to understand or just following along with the crowds, being a nice self-righteous social justice warrior? Prefer to sound like a blithering idiot?

UNDERSTAND the next time when bandying around the term “racist.” In most instances, the correct term would be “ethnocentric.”


A “white” American who says, “I hate Mexicans!” would be “ethnocentric,” NOT “racist.”

A “black” American who says, “I hate Mexicans!” would be “ethnocentric,” and potentially “racist.”

An “Asian” American who says, ““I hate Mexicans!” would be “ethnocentric,” AND “racist.”


Of course, we all know you brain-dead muthafuckers will never take the time to understand this or even think past 5 seconds.

I reserve the right to change this based on further study or just because I generally know what the hell I’m talking about.