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The term racism is a noun describing the state of being racist, i.e., subscribing to the belief that the human population can be classified according to race. Linguists generally agree that it came to the English language from Middle French, but there is no such agreement on how it came into Latin-based languages, generally.
Race and race relations are prominent areas of study in sociology and economics.
African-American university student Vivian Malone entering the University of Alabama in the U. to register for classes as one of the first non-white students to attend the institution.
Until 1963, the university was racially segregated and non-white students were not allowed to attend.
The ideology underlying racist practices often includes the idea that humans can be subdivided into distinct groups that are different in their social behavior and innate capacities and that can be ranked as inferior or superior.
The Holocaust is the classic example of institutionalized racism which led to the death of millions of people based on their race.
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In their 1978 United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice (Article 1), the UN states, "All human beings belong to a single species and are descended from a common stock.