Antedating of "Racism"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Aug 12 11:28:40 UTC 2009

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 06:55:06AM -0400, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> The newly drafted entry for _racism_ in the OED has a first use dated 1933.
> In 2004 I posted an earlier citation to ADS-L:
>  1928 Herbert W. Schneider _Making the Fascist State_ 166
> The intimate alliance between national syndicalism and
> racism became evident.
> It may be that the explanation is that I got this citation
> from Google Books and the OED checked the original book and
> found that Google Books had misdated it or had some other
> problem.

The quote actually reads "...between national syndicalism and
fascism", not "racism".

Jesse Sheidlower

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