Definition of race-baiting in US English:

race-baiting

noun

US
  • The incitement or exploitation of racial hatred, prejudice, or tension, usually (especially in later use) for political gain.

adjective

US
  • Of, engaging in, or characterized by race-baiting.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From race + baiting, probably after race-baiter<br>1930s; earliest use found in The Chicago Defender. From race + baiting, probably after race-baiter, race-baiting.

Pronunciation

race-baiting

/ˈreɪsbeɪtɪŋ/