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10-08-2003, 09:50 AM
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Gros Bill
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From Meriam-Webster on-line dictionary :

Main Entry: rac·ism
Function: noun
Date: 1936
1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

Main Entry: jin·go·ism
Function: noun
Date: 1878
: extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy

Main Entry: chau·vin·ism
Function: noun
Date: 1851
1 : excessive or blind patriotism -- compare JINGOISM
2 : undue partiality or attachment to a group or place to which one belongs or has belonged
3 : an attitude of superiority toward members of the opposite sex; also : behavior expressive of such an attitude


I think you're referring to definition no. 2 of chauvinism: undue partiality or attachment to a group or place to which one belongs or has belonged.

'Tis hardly a capital crime ... and is far from racism.

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