Race traitor

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This article is about the phrase. For the publication with the same name, see Race Traitor (publication). For the metalcore band, see Racetraitor.

Race traitor is a pejorative reference to a person who is perceived as supporting attitudes or positions thought to be against the interests or well-being of their own race. For example, one or both parties to an interracial relationship may be characterized as "race traitors." As another example, a person who supports affirmative action or other policies that allegedly benefit races other than his/her own may be characterized as a "race traitor." The term may indicate racialist attitudes on the part of those who use it.

The term is the source of the name of a quarterly magazine, Race Traitor, founded in 1993.[1]

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  1. ^ Garvey, John; Noel Ignatiev (Winter 1993). "Change Our Name". Race Traitor (1): 126–127.