(noun) “[A] set of attitudes, beliefs, and practices that are used to justify the belief that one racial category is somehow superior or inferior to others” (OpenStax College 2012).

Example: Denying a job to minorities based entirely on their race

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OpenStax College. 2012. Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42860/1.2/).