white backlash


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Noun1.white backlash - backlash by white racists against black civil rights advances
backlash - an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence; "there was a backlash of intolerance"
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The shift is driven by forces as disparate as an increasingly precarious and resentful workforce (nearly 60 per cent of American workers are paid by the hour), a white backlash against the Obama presidency and a corporate world which rejoices in a new tax plan that richly rewards the rich.
Overcoming that failure became the concern of the civil rights movement and liberal reforms of the 1960s, which in turn gave rise to the politics of white backlash that we have been living with ever since.
In some quarters it was a courteous rejection, in others it was a singing white backlash.
Musgrove reminds us that a critical component of post-civil rights politics was the white backlash to the incorporation of African Americans into the US political sys tem.
Most scholars examining the white backlash in specific urban settings have also been more willing than Frank to accept as valid a white working-class perspective and to probe liberalism's failures.
However, they fear a white backlash among rank and file officers who feel they have already been passed over for promotion.
According to Norrell, Washington's life and racial leadership style were shaped in the nexus between black emancipation from slavery and the intense white backlash against the policies of Reconstruction.
To causally link the 1970s white backlash to the federal government's tacit postwar acceptance of racist GI Bill implementation strains credibility.
On the issue of race, the Obama administration, fearful of a white backlash, has been careful not to do anything that might look like it favors the Black community.
Even Democratic president Bill Clinton largely governed in concession to white backlash during his two terms.
King, among others, challenged the idea that this rejection of the movement was a recent phenomenon, asserting repeatedly that "the white backlash is nothing new.