Dead White European Male

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Dead White European Male

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Dead White Male

n
(Sociology) a man whose importance and talents may have been exaggerated because he belonged to a historically dominant gender and ethnic group
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All of them have already established who are the guilty ["dead white males"] and who are the victims."
At the end of the book was a long list of words and expressions in an appendix titled "What Literate Americans Know." A surprise bestseller, the book generated enormous controversy, and Hirsch was denounced by many academics as, along with other insults, an elitist and an apologist for the canon of dead white males.
True, he was born in comparatively humble circumstances, but he sided, professionally and biographically, with the oppressor class, with dead white males and their female collaborators.
It should be noted that the Venetian Senators and Councilors had graying hair and wore business suits--they were walking dead white males, or at least the repositories of values that one would call conservative.
They argued that history had been fossilized, that it was simply a concoction of the sugar-coated exploits of Dead White Males. The history that lay beneath this surface--the stories of the poor, shunned, marginal, and neglected--would not merely broaden and enrich history, but it would present Truth to the world.
Feminists have been saying this for years, not that anyone important was listening, but the Miss World riots in Kaduna, Nigeria, should make it obvious even to the dead white males at the Washington Post.
Jacques Barzun dismisses the fashionable cant against 'dead white males'.
Plato and Aristotle, Augustine and Aquinas, Shakespeare and Milton, Marx and Mill, all were derided as "Dead White Males"--"DWMS" or "Dweems" as they were familiarly known.
Indeed, some would say "Corporate Vibes" confirms Williamson's shift from being the darling of the left -- with such 1970s classics as "Don's Party" -- to being decidedly more conservative, as was evident with "Dead White Males," which has just finished a U.K.