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Rac

Either of two RhoGTPases that are cytosolic components of the phagocyte NADPH oxidase system, Rac 1 and Rac 2, which show 92% homology. They are involved in activation of MAP kinase and ...

racism

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Current Version:
2003
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
777 words

... According to the Oxford English Dictionary , the term describes ‘the theory that distinctive human characteristics and abilities are determined by race’. The word itself is rather recent, probably going back only to the 1930s. There are two attitudes towards the concept of racism: one says that ‘racism’ is usefully applied only where it is derived from a perception of race and the ensuing fixation on ‘typical’ racial traits. In this sense ‘racism’ describes the racialist attitudes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, deriving from the merger of...

racism

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... n . A belief that races ( 2 ) are inherently different from one another and that people's characteristics and capacities are determined largely by race, usually accompanied by a belief in the intrinsic superiority of one particular race over another or others. Also called racialism , but distinguished from it in careful usage. See also authoritarianism , modern racism , stereotype . Compare ableism , ageism , ethnocentrism , fattism , heterosexism , sexism , speciesism . racist n . 1. A person with opinions or attitudes that are...

Racism

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Robert Melchior FIGUEROA

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

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2016
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Science and technology, Social sciences
Length:
1,249 words

...to which environmental racism pervades South African resource and development practices. Despite the differing nation-specific notions of race between the United States and South Africa, the phenomenon of environmental racism can be seen in resource management, the unsustainable petrochemical industry, and the failure of proper environmental protection for marginalized ethnic groups, even after explicit rights to environmental justice were written into the post-Apartheid constitution. Ongoing legacies of institutional patterns of racism and habitual...

modern racism

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

...These researchers deliberately replaced an earlier term symbolic racism in order to emphasize the presumed emergence of the phenomenon in the second half of the 1960s in the wake of the US civil rights movement, when overt racism , including support for laws against racial mixing and belief in the innate inferiority of black people, became unfashionable. It is measured by instruments such as the Modern Racism Scale, a non-reactive measure of racist attitudes developed by McConahay and his colleagues, in which agreement with such statements as ...

environmental racism

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

...racism Intentional or unintentional racial discrimination in environmental policy‐making, enforcement of regulations and laws, and targeting of communities for the disposal of toxic waste and siting of polluting industries. See also environmental equity...

rac‐

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
4 words

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Rac

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
37 words

... either of two RhoGTPases that are cytosolic components of the phagocyte NADPH oxidase system, Rac 1 and Rac 2, which show 92% homology. They are involved in activation of MAP kinase and JNK kinases by...

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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2019

...rac One of the three subtypes of rho GTPases in the ras superfamily of small G proteins (the others are rho and cdc42 ). They are substrates for botulinum toxin C3 ADP-ribosylation. The active GTP-bound form of rac seems to induce membrane ruffling in motile cells, whereas rho acts on stress fibres. Chimerins are rac-specific GTPase activating proteins (rac- GAP...

modern racism

modern racism  

Covert or symbolic opposition to policies or practices designed to help a specific racial group, arising from negative affect towards members of that group. It is distinguished from overt prejudice, ...
environmental racism

environmental racism  

Intentional or unintentional racial discrimination in environmental policy‐making, enforcement of regulations and laws, and targeting of communities for the disposal of toxic waste and siting of ...
Rac

Rac  

Either of two RhoGTPases that are cytosolic components of the phagocyte NADPH oxidase system, Rac 1 and Rac 2, which show 92% homology. They are involved in activation of MAP kinase and JNK kinases ...
fattism

fattism  

Discrimination against people who are overweight, or the tendency to poke fun at them. The word was coined by the US psychologist Rita (Jackaway) Freedman (born 1940) in her book Bodylove (1988). ...
environmental Equity

environmental Equity  

The extent to which all groups of people in a region or country (regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status, or income) receive equal treatment and protection under environmental statues, ...
speciesism

speciesism  

The belief in the intrinsic superiority of the human species over all others, often accompanied by an assumption that human beings are therefore justified in exploiting non-human animals for their ...
ableism

ableism  

Discrimination against people who are not able-bodied, or an assumption that it is necessary to cater only for able-bodied people. The term was coined by US feminists in the 1980s and was later used ...
heterosexism

heterosexism  

Prejudice or discrimination in favour of heterosexuals (1) and against homosexuals (1). It first appeared in a paper given to the National Council of Teachers of English in San Francisco in 1979 by ...
race

race  

1 A competitive trial of speed in running, swimming, driving, etc; more generally, any manifestation of rivalry or contest. See also arms race.2 In biology, a taxonomic group into which a species is ...
PAK

PAK  

abbr. for p21‐activated protein kinase; any of a family of protein serine/threonine kinases activated by p21 and Cdc42/Rac (a Rho GTPase involved in regulation of the actin cytoskeleton), that are ...
RecET

RecET  

A recombinase from the Rac prophage of E. coli consisting of recE‐encoded exonuclease VIII and the RecT protein. Together they catalyse recombination between linear duplex DNA and homologous circular ...
Ootacamund Radio Astronomy Centre

Ootacamund Radio Astronomy Centre  

A radio astronomy observatory in Tamil Nadu state, southern India, founded in 1968, owned and operated by India's National Centre for Radio Astrophysics; its name is popularly abbreviated to Ooty. ...

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