white supremacy

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white supremacist

One who believes that white people are racially superior to others and should therefore dominate society.

white supremacy n.

White supremacy

(Sociology) the theory or belief that White people are innately superior to people of other races
White supremacist n, adj

white′ suprem′acy

a belief that the white race is superior to other races, esp. the black race.
[1865–70, Amer.]
white′ suprem′acist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white supremacy - the prejudice that members of the white race are superior to members of other races
racism - the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races
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The three-unit course "will interrogate the concept of race; examine the racist ideologies, laws, policies, and practices that have operated for hundreds of years to maintain white racial domination over those racialized as non-white; and discuss ways to challenge white racism and white supremacy toward promoting an anti-racist society where whiteness is not tied to greater life chances," according to the course description.
Like most recent scholars, Dunn believes that the primary cause of lynching is white racism.
The credo of the other was an equally strong commitment to resistance--including armed resistance embodied in the Black Panther Party--against anyone and anything that sought or served to erase or to disappear the history, experience and lessons of African American struggle against white racism and for Black liberation on every imaginable front.
explores white racism and cross-racial encounters through chapter-length vignettes that are loosely focused on a theme, including "awakenings," "streets," "crucifixions," and "song circles.
Moye is scrupulously objective, bringing out absurd and blatant instances of white racism, such as that which provoked the Freeman Field Mutiny in 1945.
For the majority of black people, affirmative action means an aggressive struggle against white racism and racist practices.
While many of Thomas Merton's books helped a broad lay audience understand and engage practices of Western mysticism and Buddhism, his prophetic and contemplative stance against white racism has yet to be understood, much less practiced, by a critical mass of white people of faith.
1) the racial and ethnic composition of their friendship network (as children and adults); (2) informal education from friendship networks, political affiliations, and experience of antiracist political groups; (3) exposure to overt white racism and immersion in multicultural communities as children; (4) relationships with black women; and (5) the racial consciousness of their children's black father or their domestic partner.
It is an impassioned analysis of how President Obama has been constrained throughout his term by the "dying embers" of white racism in America.
According to Howard, for Whites to become effective multicultural teachers, culturally relevant and socially competent, they must become racially educated; they must understand the larger racial histories, struggles, injustices, and the role Whites play in them; and they must further understand issues such as White dominance, White privilege, and White racism and how these realities have underlined the entrenched value systems and conceptual framework which directly or indirectly influence their philosophy and practice as teachers.
If the Trayvon Martin case can be used to illustrate the continuing lethality of white racism, we will continue to hear about it.