white backlash

noun

: the hostile reaction of white Americans to the advances of the civil rights movement

Word History

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white backlash was in 1693

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“White backlash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20backlash. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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