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This index presents the list of terms and concepts of covert racism. Covert racism may be viewed as racism which is hidden; secret; private; covered; disguised; insidious; or concealed. It varies by context. Covert racism, subtle in application, often appears hidden by norms of association, affiliation, group membership and/or identity. As such, covert racism is often excused or confused with mechanisms of exclusion and inclusion, ritual and ceremony, acceptance and rejection. Covert racism operates as a boundary keeping mechanism whose primary purpose is to maintain social distance between racial majorities and racial minorities.

Keywords:covert racism; racial majorities; racial minorities

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