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.’