Antedating of "Racism"

Dan Nussbaum yekkey at AOL.COM
Thu Feb 28 03:44:15 UTC 2013

What does one call people who are prejudiced against others because of the language they speak? Linguists?

Daniel Nussbaum II, MD, FAAP
Retired Developmental Pediatrician
Rochester, New York

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From: Jesse Sheidlower <jester at PANIX.COM>
Sent: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:39 pm
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Thanks for forwarding this terrific find, Fred. I used to monitor a.u.e.
ore regularly, or at least ego-surf (Kirshenbaum and others sometimes
rop my name when posting antedatings, so that I could search for it to
ind them), but I've been less rigorous about this recently because the
nterface is so annoying.
Jesse Sheidlower
On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 02:14:19AM +0000, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
 This is a remarkable antedating of "racism," posted by Evan Kirshenbaum on 
lt.usage.english.  Jesse, do you monitor alt.usage.english and send relevant 
nformation to the OED, or is there too much there to wade through?

 The current OED first use (1926 citation) was contributed by me.

 racism (OED 1926)

 1902 _Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Lake Mohonk 
onference of the Friends of the Indian 1902_ (1903) 134 (Google Books)   Col. 
. H. PRATT. - ... Segregating any class or race of people apart from the rest 
f the people kills the progress of the segregated people or makes their growth 
ery slow.  Association of races and classes is necessary in order to destroy 
acism and classism.

 Fred Shapiro

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