ethnocentrism ethnocentrism  /ˌɛθ noʊ ˈsɛn trɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group

Usage(s):

  1. The politics of ethnocentrism props up the parties that really don't have anything else to offer the populace.
  2. It is important as a counterbalance to those who think that Poland should be exclusively for Poles, because this sort of hyper-ethnocentrism can be dangerous.
  3. As ethnocentrism sweeps through the land, even minorities as small as the 150,000-strong Gagauz are seeking self-rule.

News

  • A Different Story

    I was relieved that the June 13 issue's article on Palabra made a reasonable attempt to side-step the naive ethnocentrism that steers the basically well-meaning course of Santa Barbara's "community of authority."
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Santa Barbara Independent

Quotes

  • "Under the guidance of [Brandt], the SI played a part in the collapse of the Soviet Union and championed the causes of national liberation movements in developing countries. But since then the SI has seen a return to European ethnocentrism, losing...
    on Jun 30, 2007 By: Jean Ziegler Source: Swissinfo

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