Home » Dictionary » white-boy syndrome

white-boy syndrome

white-boy syndrome
 n.— «There’s little evidence of any overt racial tension between students or between their parents.…The school superintendent, however, concedes that a perception exists that’s sometimes called “the white-boy syndrome.” He describes it as: “Kids who are white feel themselves a distinct minority against a majority culture.”» —“Two California high schools losing white students as Asians move in” by Suein Hwang Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Nov. 21, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Mrs. Astor’s Horse (episode #1530)

“What has a head like a cat, feet like a cat, a tail like a cat, but isn’t a cat?” Answer: a kitten! A 1948 children’s joke book has lots of these to share with kids. Plus: an easy explanation for the difference between...

At First Blush (episode #1529)

Book recommendations and the art of apology. Martha and Grant share some good reads, including an opinionated romp through English grammar, a Spanish-language adventure novel, an account of 19th-century dictionary wars, and a gorgeously illustrated...