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Dead White European Male

noun
1.
a man whose importance and talents may have been exaggerated because he belonged to a historically dominant gender and ethnic group
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dead white European male

noun phrase

A type of person viewed as unjustly dominant in literature and culture, and hence archetypally despised by feminists, multiculturalists, etc: The scientific method, largely produced by those hated demons, dead white European males/ challenged the established canon, which too often focused on DWEM's (Dead White European Males) (1990+)


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