Is someone who favours someone from their own country - regardless of the other persons colour - still classed as racist?

  • Only if they wrongfully discriminate (not merely favor) based on race (not necessarily related to color). If your question is about ethnicity (as opposed to to nationality or citizenship) then I would say yes, that might fall under racism. Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 9:12
  • Nationalistic or insular might be better terms. The term racist is definitely overused, for example when used to described discrimination based on religion.
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    Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 9:16
  • Thank you, Michael. I have just joined this site, so I'm a little unfamiliar with it, at the moment. How do I sign out, please? Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 9:17
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I'd call such a person a chauvinist.

A person displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism.


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