I cannot find the term. Does one exist? ex. He is a racist! No, he is a (word that means the opposite of racist).

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    What would the term mean? Racist is not a term on an obvious spectrum.
    – Colin Fine
    Feb 13, 2018 at 17:49
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    An equal-opportunity misanthrope.
    – Dan Bron
    Feb 13, 2018 at 17:55
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    Questions about opposites and antonyms ought to be banned altogether. The questioners never have any idea what they're asking for. Feb 13, 2018 at 18:35
  • Hi NateIV: Would you please edit the question to comply with our requirements for this type of question, which we call single-word-requests? We want you to at least check a thesaurus for antonyms of the specified word; tell us which one you checked and why its best suggestions do not work for you, and finally, include a sentence that matches the sort of context you want to use it in. Also, @JohnLawler if you feel that way, why didn't you vote to close? The question currently doesn't comply with our standards, and there are applicable reasons to put the question on hold for improvement.
    – Tonepoet
    Feb 13, 2018 at 18:59
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    @JohnLawler yes, it's often unclear whether they want sober, or knurd, as the antonym of drunk. Feb 13, 2018 at 23:13

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anti-racist. UK US
opposed to the unfair treatment of people who belong to other races:
anti-racist legislation.

anti-racist. UK US
an anti-racist person.
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press

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    Anti-racist is not an objective description; it is a self-awarded accolade which does not in fact exclude racist views, so long as it is one of the approved varieties of racism. Feb 13, 2018 at 18:27
  • @TimLymington that seems abut strong! Is it any more subjective that racist? And "self-awarded" .. surely that depends on usage
    – k1eran
    Feb 13, 2018 at 19:02

Impartial might work. Impartial means

adjective 1. not partial or biased; fair; just

Equitable also would make sense in this content.

characterized by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable

These definitions are from http://www.dictionary.com/browse/impartial


"Xenophile," is the word you are looking for as a term for someone who loves foreign cultures or other ethnicities.

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    Really good answer because the opposite of such a strongly negative word ought to carry a strong positive meaning as this word does. Welcome to English.StackExchange @Nick; please edit your answer to include a standard dictionary definition (extract) and also the link to that page such as collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/xenophile Feb 13, 2018 at 20:11

The word non-racist is defined as

not influenced by a person's race

Source: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/non-racist

So this qualifies as an antonym of 'racist', although the exact opposite of such a strongly negative word really ought to carry a strong positive meaning as xenophile suggested by @Nick does. Anothet positive word that connotes the opposite idea of racism is egalitarian which can be used as adjective or noun, and is defined as ​

believing that all people are equally important and should have the same rights and opportunities in life

Source: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/egalitarian


A fairly contemporary, idiomatic form is not one word, but two: colour-blind (may or may not need the hyphen, depending on your local customs).

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