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“Whitelash” is now a term

Thoughts on this new age term and it’s definition?

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by Anonymousreply 1201/12/2021

Didn't someone on CNN say this after Trump won in 2016? Van Jones? Vernon Wilkes? Vint Peppers?

by Anonymousreply 101/11/2021


Oh well?

by Anonymousreply 201/11/2021

[quote] is now a term

Just because a sassy verbose journalist coined a fake word that does NOT mean anything is 'now a term'.

The internet spews up new gibberish every day. And then they regurgitate it the following day.

Ignore it!

by Anonymousreply 301/11/2021

Boris being divisive.

by Anonymousreply 401/11/2021

Wikipedia's article on "whitelash" has references going back to 2010.

The term appears in the Cambridge dictionary and, showing common usage in news media by 2016. shows the term goes back as far as 1965-1970 (based on the Random House Dictionary).

The Urban Dictionary entry first appeared in 2016.

Feel about it as you wish, but it's not something new.

by Anonymousreply 501/11/2021

If it gains traction I'm willing to accept it as a neologism, because it does describe something that's been happening for real these last few years.

It's part of the "Angry White Man" phenomenon, which IMHO is more of a reaction to declining living standards than a frankly racist movement, but which includes racist subgroups. Trump and the fascistic right wing have encouraged and courted these assholes, told them to blame all their woes on people who aren't white males thinking they have rights, instead of the capitalist oligarchs cutting wages, benefits, opportunities, and standards of living.

by Anonymousreply 601/11/2021

Let's not give the phenomenon any validation by giving it a name that seems to lend it credibility.

by Anonymousreply 701/12/2021

It's unforgivable that White people use this made-up word!

by Anonymousreply 801/12/2021

Is it literal violence, R8?

by Anonymousreply 901/12/2021


by Anonymousreply 1001/12/2021

I think "fatlash," "stupidlash" or "turdlash" would be more accurate.

Because it ain't a white thing. They do not speak for whites. They CLAIM to speak for whites.

by Anonymousreply 1101/12/2021

Who is "They'?

I do not know them.

by Anonymousreply 1201/12/2021
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