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Racism defined and discussed

How do you define racism? Can people of color in America be racist on a societal level? If so, explain how.

Have you experienced or perpetrated racism. Explain.

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Definitions of racism vary by field and by person. I, myself, consider racism to be any illogical assumption or temperament related to race. Allow me to clarify what this does and does not include. If there is some evidence one perceives about a difference among races, for instance that members of race X demonstrate above average intelligence, I do not consider it racist to believe that people of race X are typically "smart". However, I would consider it racist to assume that such a generalization is reason to hire a specific individual of race X over an individual of race Y, if evidence exists ...

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The solution defines racism and gives general and personal examples of how racism can affect behavior. The text contains 417 words.