prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.
“a program to combat racism”
synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, casteism
“Aborigines are the main victims of racism in Australia”
the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
The foregoing is a dictionary definition of the word racism. Did you notice that it was not confined to the beliefs of white people only. In other words, you can be a non-white person and be a racist. In the incredible rush to slap that label on everyone people disagree with, it is terribly overused and misused. I submit that black people can be just as racist as some whites and equally guilty of the offense of racism. I wish we could take a step back from labelling those with whom we disagree and just accept that they hold different ideas.