antiwhite

adjective

an·​ti·​white
ˌan-tē-ˈ(h)wīt,
ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antiwhite (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward white people

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When a black driver with a history of posting antiwhite screeds on social media plowed his vehicle through a parade in Waukesha, Wis., late last year, killing six white people, the press was reluctant even to mention his race. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, 17 May 2022 Hate crimes in the U.S. rose about 6% last year, fueled by an increase in anti-Asian, anti-Black and antiwhite incidents, according to FBI statistics released Monday, reaching levels not seen in more than a decade. Aruna Viswanatha, WSJ, 30 Aug. 2021 The lone remaining anti-statue vote, who did not face re-election, was Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy, who recently had to leave his high-school teaching job over a history of bigoted, antiwhite tweets. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2017 This awkward concept of antiwhite discrimination now plays itself out in campus rebellions against white nationalist speakers at schools. Lincoln Anthony Blades, Teen Vogue, 20 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antiwhite was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Antiwhite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiwhite. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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