racial harassment


racial harassment
racial harassment racial harassment harassment

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racial harassment UK US noun [U]
LAW, HR illegal bad treatment of a person because of their race: »

The extent of racial harassment and violence faced by the Asian community over the years has seldom been acknowledged.


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