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white supremacy

noun
1.
the belief, theory, or doctrine that white people are inherently superior to people from all other racial groups, especially black people, and are therefore rightfully the dominant group in any society.
Origin of white supremacy
1865-1870
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70
Related forms
white supremacist, noun
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  • The Southern whites continued to struggle for white supremacy.

    The Land We Live In

    Henry Mann
  • Nor in so saying do I abate one inch of my stand for white supremacy.

    The Hindered Hand Sutton E. Griggs
  • Down to the close of the nineteenth century white supremacy was as absolute in industry as it was in politics and war.

  • Its first article of faith was preservation of the integrity of the white race, and, in government, white supremacy.

    Dixie After the War

    Myrta Lockett Avary
  • Do you believe in and will you faithfully strive for the eternal maintenance of white supremacy?

    The Modern Ku Klux Klan Henry Peck Fry
British Dictionary definitions for white supremacy

White supremacy

noun
1.
the theory or belief that White people are innately superior to people of other races
Derived Forms
White supremacist, noun, adjective
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