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race suicide

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noun
  1. the extinction of a racial or ethnic population that tends to result when, through the unwillingness or forbearance of its members to have children, the birthrate falls below the death rate.

Origin of race suicide

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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Historical Examples

  • Now, though it is easy to do so, we must not belittle this cry of "Race-Suicide!"

    Little Essays of Love and Virtue

    Havelock Ellis

  • This is what "Race-Suicide" means, and we must face the fact squarely.

  • We still find the big family in the country where bridge whist and race-suicide—cause and effect—are as yet unknown.

  • She brought these to Thyrsis, who was thus admitted to a view of the inner workings of the "race-suicide" mill.

    Love's Pilgrimage

    Upton Sinclair

  • Milord and milady must decide between hospitality and race-suicide, or two children and no week-end visitor.

    The Comforts of Home

    Ralph Bergengren