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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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.
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.
Instead - occurring as it did against the backdrop of the earlier riots in Watts, Newark and Detroit - the Smith and Carlos protest helped fuel a white backlash the effects of which still reverberate today.
Roger Hewitt, White Backlash and the Politics of Multiculturalism.
His narrative contradicts narratives that blame Black Power for the derailing of the Civil Rights movement and the beginnings of the white backlash that defines much of American politics today.
1) The strategy of harnessing a white backlash against federal interventionism for civil rights--a strategy that finds its contemporary targets in judicial interventions on abortion and school prayer--has proven wildly successful in the new South.