white supremacist


Definition of white supremacist 

: a person who believes that the white race is inherently superior to other races and that white people should have control over people of other races

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Examples of white supremacist in a Sentence

White supremacists were convicted of hate crimes.

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The board voted unanimously for the change — the second vote on the matter in three years — in response to a national argument over commemoration of the Confederacy after white supremacists invoked it at violent rallies. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, "Lee High School’s mountain of memories to be auctioned," 11 July 2018 In December of last year, the Anti-Defamation League reported that white supremacist groups were using Amazon’s Associates program to fundraise. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Is Amazon doing enough to stop the sale of white supremacist propaganda?," 6 July 2018 High-profile cases of police brutality against people of color, a recent spate of racial profiling incidents, Donald Trump’s presidency, and concerns about an increase of white supremacist groups, have all played a role. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Barr’s Valerie Jarrett tweet was racist. The media rarely acknowledges that so quickly.," 29 May 2018 Trump said of the clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters, which ultimately resulted in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Tierney Mcafee, PEOPLE.com, "From Stormy Daniels to Russia: A Guide to President Trump's Biggest Scandals," 14 Mar. 2018 Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old gunman at the center of Wednesday’s school shooting that killed 17 people, is a member of the white supremacist group Republic of Florida (ROF), a spokesperson for the group claimed Thursday. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, "Florida School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Linked to White Supremacist Group," 15 Feb. 2018 The Anti-Defamation League reported Thursday that a spokesperson for the white supremacist group said Cruz participated in some of their training exercises. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Florida school shooting suspect charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder," 15 Feb. 2018 In just the last week, the white supremacist groups Patriot Front and Vanguard America have plastered college campuses with fliers, the ADL said. Karen Farkas, cleveland.com, "Ohio colleges rank 6th for incidents involving white supremacists, Anti-Defamation League says," 1 Feb. 2018 Journalist Curtis Waltman was writing to the Washington State Fusion Center (WSFC), a joint operation between Washington State law enforcement and the federal government to request information about Antifa and white supremacist groups. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Government Accidentally Releases Documents on "Psycho-Electric" Weapons," 19 Apr. 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white supremacist was in 1896

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English Language Learners Definition of white supremacist

: a person who believes that the white race is better than all other races and should have control over all other races

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