Definition of white supremacy in English:

white supremacy


  • The belief that white people constitute a superior race and should therefore dominate society, typically to the exclusion or detriment of other racial and ethnic groups, in particular black or Jewish people.

    ‘The cry for war is the cry for domination, white supremacy and death.’
    • ‘During the revolution black slave labour was introduced into capitalist enterprises in British colonies, the slave trade was established, as was the belief in white supremacy.’
    • ‘In the face of Nazi white supremacy, a black athlete demonstrates the ridiculousness of the creed.’
    • ‘The book, which recounts the horrors of white supremacy and the wonders of black resiliency, was the first American Book Award winner that has as its theme black genocide.’
    • ‘Cross-racial adoption claims and custody litigation therefore do not represent attempts to enshrine white supremacy.’
    • ‘My tradition raised questions, like those about white supremacy, that most of the larger society didn't want to interrogate.’
    • ‘It was racist, but in an era when the institutions of white supremacy faced no serious challenge, race was not the exclusive focus.’
    • ‘They all have major black characters and themes showing African-American men fighting back against white supremacy.’
    • ‘White mob violence against blacks was a deliberate tool used to maintain white supremacy, not to punish crime.’
    • ‘John Woodruff's brilliant victory in the 800 meters at the 1936 Olympic Games helped crush Hitler's ideals of white supremacy.’
    • ‘Their role as workers, soldiers and activists in the fight against white supremacy at home and fascism abroad created vast social changes that set the stage for Brown.’
    • ‘However, part of the ‘new vision’ we need must be clearly stated as embracing the demise of white supremacy and patriarchy.’
    • ‘If you peer through the foggy evasions, you might catch a glimpse of white supremacy: more subtle than decades ago but still very powerful.’
    • ‘Masekela came of age just as white supremacy in South Africa was being institutionalized through apartheid.’
    • ‘Thurmond dropped overt appeals to white supremacy only after the Voting Rights Act of 1965.’
    • ‘By challenging segregation, King threatened the very root of white supremacy in the United States.’
    • ‘Some in our society are actively racist, seeking to further the mission of white supremacy and all it entails.’
    • ‘The published photos galvanized an African American movement against white supremacy.’