white nationalist


plural white nationalists
: one of a group of militant white people who espouse white supremacy (see white supremacy sense 1) and advocate enforced racial segregation
… his vision for the community—an enclave where residents fly "racialist" banners, where they are able to import enough … white nationalists to take control of the town government …John Eligon
white nationalism noun
or less commonly White Nationalism
… a far right platform that includes white nationalism and opposition to Israel. Mike Sunnucks

Examples of white nationalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those marketers suspended ad spending after Musk endorsed a post on X pushing the antisemitic replacement theory and following reports by activist group Media Matters that found ads appeared next to pro-Nazi and white nationalist posts. Todd Spangler, Variety, 23 Nov. 2023 Based on true events, 22 July reconstructs one of the worst days in Norwegian history when a white nationalist terrorist killed 77 people via explosives and gunfire. Dennis Perkins, EW.com, 10 Nov. 2023 In November, a report by the watchdog group Media Matters found that ads for brands including Apple, Bravo, and Amazon had appeared on X next to white nationalist hashtags such as #WLM (White Lives Matter) or #KeepEuropeWhite. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 2 Jan. 2024 Sellner once maintained correspondence with Brenton Tarrant, the white nationalist gunmen who carried out the hideous 2019 killing spree at a set of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 23 Jan. 2024 The day after publishing the report that X sued over, Media Matters posted another report, seemingly using methodologies other than what is described in Musk's complaint and finding that ads were still appearing next to content with white nationalist hashtags. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 21 Nov. 2023 Tuberville still seems to struggle to accept that white nationalists are, by definition, racist. Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling, The New Republic, 3 Nov. 2023 The unbanning of Jones comes less than a month after Musk endorsed tweets that promoted white nationalist viewpoints and antisemitic conspiracy theories. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, 11 Dec. 2023 The Massachusetts complaint follows a similar lawsuit that was brought by New Hampshire’s attorney general against the same white nationalist group, which was dismissed by a judge in June for being an overly broad interpretation of state law. Heidi Pérez-Moreno, Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white nationalist was in 1951

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“White nationalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20nationalist. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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