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