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racial steering

Definition of Racial Steering

(noun) When real estate agents guide home buyers away from or towards certain neighborhoods on the basis of race and ethnicity.

Racial Steering Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ra·cial steer·ing

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈreɪʃəl ˈstɪrɪŋ/
  • British English – /ˈreɪʃəl ˈstɪərɪŋ/

Usage Note

  • Plural: racial steerings

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Scott, John, and Gordon Marshall. 2005. A Dictionary of Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Racial Steering

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “racial steering.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 15, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/racial-steering/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

racial steering. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/racial-steering/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “racial steering.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 15, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/racial-steering/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“racial steering.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 15 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/racial-steering/>.