chapter  25
25Racism in the Press
ByTeun A. van Dijk
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Racism is defined here as a specific social system of domination in which ethnic groups and their members in various ways abuse their power in their interaction with other ethnic groups and their members (for detail, see Van Dijk, 1993). Historically, this has been especially the case for the domination by “whites” (Europeans and groups of European descent) of “non-whites,” such as people of African, Asian or Indigenous/Native American descent, so we shall focus here on “white racism.”