A pogrom is a violent attack aimed against a person or personal property based on the victim's ethnic, religious, or social background or lifestyle.
"Pogrom" was a term originally used for race riots against Jewish communities, but has also been used since in reference to other groups.
 Examples of modern-day pogroms
- The Russian Tsarist rule of government of the 19th century was renowned for its cruelty towards the Jewish population of Russia.
- Nazi Germany was also home to Jewish pogroms in the late 1930s; the most well known pre-war pogrom was Kristallnacht ("The Night of the Broken Glass").
- The Crown Heights riot, a three-day riot against Hasidic Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, by a Caribbean and American mob partially instigated to action by the Reverend Al Sharpton.