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white supremacy

noun
1.
the belief, theory, or doctrine that white people are inherently superior to people from all other racial groups, especially black people, and are therefore rightfully the dominant group in any society.
Origin of white supremacy
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
Related forms
white supremacist, noun
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  • The first battle in the political contest for white supremacy was won outside the halls of legislatures and the courts of law.

    History of the United States Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
  • Down to the close of the nineteenth century white supremacy was as absolute in industry as it was in politics and war.

  • Do you believe in and will you faithfully strive for the eternal maintenance of white supremacy?

    The Modern Ku Klux Klan Henry Peck Fry
  • Its first article of faith was preservation of the integrity of the white race, and, in government, white supremacy.

    Dixie After the War Myrta Lockett Avary
  • The Southern whites continued to struggle for white supremacy.

    The Land We Live In Henry Mann
British Dictionary definitions for white supremacy

White supremacy

noun
1.
the theory or belief that White people are innately superior to people of other races
Derived Forms
White supremacist, noun, adjective
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