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Noun1.whitelash - 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 the list provided by the online dictionary, many words like white guilt, whitelash and colourism have also been added, that have certain socio-political connotations to them.
We should have been looking for the "whitelash," as CNN commentator and political activist Van Jones labeled it after the election.
This was a whitelash against a changing country, it was a whitelash against a black president in part.
Every state in this country is suffering from what Van Jones termed "whitelash," especially in the deep South, the central Mid-West, the northern tier Mountain and Plains states, the Southwest, and "the rust belt," formerly, a Democratic Party stronghold.
The 2016 contest, according to the Washington Post's Greg Sargent, pitted "an evolving America that embraces pluralism, tolerance, inclusion, and cultural change" against a reactionary one that demands "intolerance, bigotry, ethno-nationalism, and white identity politics." This is the "whitelash" theory of Trump's victory, put forward on Election Night by CNN commentator and former Obama Administration official Van Jones.