Let's Compare Racist and Xenophobic

Racist

Racism is discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity. Today, the use of the term "racism" does not easily fall under a single definition.

racist adj 1: based on racial intolerance; "racist remarks" 2: discriminatory especially on the basis of race or religion [syn: {antiblack}, {anti-Semitic}, {anti-Semite(a)}] n : a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others [syn: {racialist}]

Xenophobic

Xenophobia is the fear and distrust of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. Xenophobia can manifest itself in many ways involving the relations and perceptions of an ingroup towards an outgroup, including a fear of losing identity, suspicion of its activities, aggression, and desire to eliminate its presence to secure a presumed purity.

xenophobic adj : suffering from xenophobia; having abnormal fear or hatred of the strange or foreign

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  • racist: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • xenophobic: WordNet (r) 2.0

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