Definition of racism. 1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.What are the causes and effects of racism?
The effects of racism include fear, hatred, low self-esteem, cruelty, harassment, social conflict and psychological pain. The Library of Congress notes that racism can prevent access to social services and opportunities, such as education, health care and employment.What is the root of racism?
The root cause of racism is our natural in-group/out-group mindset which has evolutionary origins. People can form in-groups based on any number of shared attributes. But one of the most common of these is kinship. And one obvious way to discern genetic distance between groups is by race.