Angry white male

stereotype used in U.S. politics

"Angry white male" is an insult for white men holding conservative or right-wing views.[1][2] The term is often used when talking about the politics of the United States.[3]

Donald Trump supporters are said to be angry white men

The term mostly refers to a group which emerged in the early 1990s. They reacted to what they thought were injustices by the "affirmative action" quotas in the workplace. Such people are not necessarily Nazis or extremists.[source?]


Protesters at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. They are holding flags from the Confederacy and Nazi Germany, which are seen as symbols of white supremacy and racism

An angry white male is supposed to be opposed to anti-discrimination policies (such as affirmative action) that benefit racial minorities and women. Supporters of Donald Trump are sometimes said to be angry white men.[4][5][6][7]

In Australia


The term "angry white male" is also used in Australia to talk about men who do not like feminism.[source?]


The term is used for those believed to be opposed to the Civil Rights Movement and second-wave feminism.[8]



  1. "angry white male". Oxford Dictionaries. Archived from the original on 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2020-07-25.
  2. Dent, Susie (2003). The Language Report. Oxford University Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-19-860860-8.
  3. Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 2006, angry white male n. (also with capital initials) Polit. (orig. and chiefly U.S.) a (usually working-class) white man with-right wing views (typically including opposition to liberal anti-discriminatory policies), esp. viewed as representing an influential class of voter
  4. Bloomberg. "The beginning of the end of angry white males". Retrieved 2016-10-23.
  5. "Donald Trump's vote bank: Angry white males with no college degrees – The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2016-10-23.
  6. "How 'Angry White Male' Wayne Allyn Root Knows That Trump Has Deep Support Among Black Voters | Right Wing Watch". Right Wing Watch. Retrieved 2016-10-23.
  7. Schwartz, Dana (2016-08-01). "Why Angry White Men Love Calling People 'Cucks'". GQ. Retrieved 2016-10-23.
  8. Rosin, Hanna (November 24, 2013) "Even Madder Men: 'Angry White Men,' by Michael Kimmel" (review) The New York Times