dead white (European) male - definition and synonyms


or dead white (European) man

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a man, especially a writer or artist, whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group (male and white) that was dominant at the time

    Welcome back, dead white males. Our students must read the classics.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 16/07/2014