Straight White Male

Political Science, 1996

Like a Great White Shark, but much worse. The origin of all historical evil, and the n-word for millennials.

There’s no doubt this particular slur is descended from WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) which was popularized by Andrew Hacker in his 1957 article “Liberal Democracy and Social Control” published in The American Political Science Review. Also related the concept of the “angry white male” courted electorally in the 90s. It’s impossible to say when and where the conjunction first arrived, but Crenshaw’s Intersectionality and McIntosh’s Privilege are almost certainly the root.