white guilt

[ hwahyt gilt, wahyt ]
/ ˈʰwaɪt ˌgɪlt, ˈwaɪt /

noun

the feelings of shame and remorse some white people experience when they recognize the legacy of racism and racial injustice and perceive the ways they have benefited from it.

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Origin of white guilt

First recorded in 1965–70
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