Definition of race riot in English:

race riot

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  • A public outbreak of violence between two racial groups in a community.

    ‘She is about 13 years old, living proof of the tensions that have grown up over decades in Redfern, passing down the generations and exploding into a full-blown race riot.’
    • ‘White resistance to further expansion, exacerbated by the postwar competition for jobs and rising political tensions, strained racial amity and led to a bloody race riot in 1919.’
    • ‘In response to a Tallahassee race riot in August 1944, the association condemned mob violence and supported the governor and police for quick action in suppressing the violence.’
    • ‘A major race riot was triggered when a white gang began attacking Asian people at random after a minor disagreement, a jury heard yesterday.’
    • ‘I describe it as a race riot because I think this is something that has been coming for some time.’
    • ‘Yet few people knew about the worst race riot in America's past.’
    • ‘Everyone wanted to stress that it was not a race riot and it was not, in the sense that there was no obvious hostility to any one community.’
    • ‘The last race riot of this type occurred in Detroit in 1943.’
    • ‘The race riot that year roused a decade of civil and social rights initiatives and gave special urgency to the need for protection from an array of injustice.’
    • ‘With the deprivation and grimness of daily life ever more menacing, the race riot of 1935 seemed foreordained.’
    • ‘When he rose to power in 1981, the country still bore scars from violent race riots and a long fight against a stubborn communist insurgency.’
    • ‘Discrimination and violence again awaited returning black servicemen, and race riots erupted in 1919.’
    • ‘The violence is the worst since the race riots of 1969, which claimed the lives of hundreds of ethnic Chinese.’


race riot

/ˈrās ˌrīət/ /ˈreɪs ˌraɪət/