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White Anglo-Saxon Protestant

White
Anglo-Saxon
Protestant
is an acrostic for wap.

Definition of the noun white anglo-saxon protestant

What does white anglo-saxon protestant mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination

Explanation

White Anglo-Saxon Protestant is an informal, sometimes disparaging term for a group of high-status and influential White Americans of English Protestant ancestry. The term applies to a group believed to control disproportionate social, political, and financial power in the United States. The term WASP describes a group whose family wealth, education, status, and elite connections allow them a degree of privilege held by few others.

  • also known as 白人盎格魯-撒克遜新教徒

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Film (2011)

by Eric Michael Mazur

an equally disappointing film, argues for a return to the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant–dominated culture of the 19th century. Although produced for a niche market, films created for African American churches have far ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature: A - C (2005)

by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Since colonial times, White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Americans (WASPs) ...

Google previewDictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations (1996)

by Ernest Cashmore

Throughout its history, the Klan has fought to maintain the supposed purity of the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant - the WASP. As with neo-Nazi organizations, the KKK philosophy was based on a vision in which the white race (its term) reigned ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

white-hot, whitened; 9 bloodless, egg whites, gabardine, lily-white, whiteness; 10 achromatic white Anglo-Saxon Protestant: 4 WASP white ant: 7 termite white as a sheet: 4 pale; 8 blanched white bean: 8 navy bean white birch: 9 gray birch; ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary (2002)

A Practical Compilation of Today's Acronyms and Abbreviations

Washington Wasp White Anglo-Saxon Protestant WASP World Association for Social Psychiatry Wat. Waterford WATS Wide Area Telecommunications Service W. Aust. Western Australia WAV wavetable synthesis WAVES Women Accepted for ...

Google previewRevolts, Protests, Demonstrations, and Rebellions in American History: An Encyclopedia (2010)

An Encyclopedia by Steven L. Danver

as inspiration, former minister William Joseph Simmons restarted the Klan to assert white Anglo-Saxon Protestant control over ...

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