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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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Resist white supremacy is not an inclusive message," complained Patty Weston Meizlish, who lives in Louisa, Virginia.
He added that he needs to "investigate how white supremacy shows up in my own life, among my friends and my family, and to really actually be active, to get out in the streets in a way, that if you read Martin Luther King's letter from Birmingham jail, you will see very clearly outlined that this was not a guy who was afraid of tension, and in fact, he said that we needed tension.
The influence of black gay author James Baldwin on Coates's thinking and philosophy is unmistakeable--although Coates is more pessimistic about the possibility of dismantling white supremacy.
The Truth About White Supremacy, Sexism, and Mind Control in America (Astonishing Discoveries, Unearthed Secrets, and How to Heal)" by A.
This is the time to confront white supremacy in our government and throughout our history.
We are marching from Charlottesville to Washington, DC to demonstrate our commitment to confronting white supremacy wherever it is found," the website for the march says.
Recently, Republican Congressman Darrell Issa of California called for a House Judiciary Committee hearing on white supremacy in the United States, and the House Homeland Security Committee Democrats have also called for a hearing on the topic.
There are two words that need to be said over and over: domestic terrorism and white supremacy, and we are not seeing leadership from the White House on this.
Welsing for well over 40 years was consistent and resolute is her contention that the system of white supremacy was means to ensure white genetic survival which was rooted at the level of the subconscious of whites.
The study uncovers the origins and development of Confederate nationalism in Bartow County, and shows how support for white supremacy continued there after the Civil War into the Reconstruction era and after.
Yes, the ideology is certainly present within those groups, but broadly speaking, white supremacy describes a philosophical system that influences society on political, economic, and social levels and supports the belief that those belonging to "white" human races are somehow naturally superior to those of other racial backgrounds.
Slavery, racial segregation, white supremacy and disenfranchisement of African- Americans (while slavery ended officially in 1865, the Voting Rights Bill was passed in 1965) have a long and painful history in the United States.