assimilationist

noun

as·​sim·​i·​la·​tion·​ist ə-ˌsi-mə-ˈlā-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce assimilationist (audio)
: a person who advocates a policy of assimilating differing racial or cultural groups
assimilationism noun
assimilationist adjective

Examples of assimilationist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And yet today this doesn't matter much because the assimilationists won. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 6 Apr. 2010 The sergeant, a fanatical assimilationist, strives to be accepted by white society by adopting its values and biases. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2023 Genial and assimilationist! Grace Lavery, Curbed, 20 Apr. 2022 The Canadian Museum for Human Rights dedicates a significant portion of its permanent display to the truth about Canada’s violent assimilationist policies. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Aug. 2022 There is the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which dedicates a significant portion of its permanent display to the truth about Canada’s violent assimilationist policies. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 June 2022 Or just a conservative, or assimilationist — or lawyer? Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 31 Jan. 2022 It’s an odd pre-buttal, given that his work fits neatly within the long history of African American assimilationist thought. Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2021 The book recounts massacres and broken treaties, and pays particular attention to the Friends of the Indian movement, white activists whose misguided assimilationist enterprises further eroded Indigenous nations. The New Yorker, 15 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of assimilationist was in 1898

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“Assimilationist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assimilationist. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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