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race suicide

  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.
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Origin of race suicide

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of race suicide

  • 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