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“So what is racism?

“It is common for people to define racism as the use of mean words or racial slurs. Racism is also often thought of as a belief that there are fixed biological differences between different groups of people because of skin color. The idea that some groups of people are “smarter” or “more intelligent” than others would be one such example. People also tend assume a “real” racist is a member of a hate group like the Ku Klux Klan or a white supremacist or a neo-Nazi. Of course, these are clear examples of racism.”  MORE