白左

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Chinese[edit]

 
white; empty; blank; bright; clear; plain; pure; gratuitous
left
simp. and trad.
(白左)
Literally: “white left”.
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白左 (Written Standard Chinese?)
Baizuo (English)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

白左

  1. (neologism, derogatory, offensive) regressive white leftists in Western countries; (in general) witless and regressive leftist; leftard; social justice warrior

Usage notes[edit]

Based on Zhihu definitions reported by Chenchen Zhang (2017), the “white leftists” depicted by this word are stereotypically well-educated but naive and hypocritical Westerners who “only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment” and who advocate a welfare state which “benefits only the idle and the free riders”, motivated by the desire to “satisfy their own feeling of moral superiority”. The implication is an “ignorant and arrogant” Western-centric attitude with the unspoken assumption that only Western liberal societies are worth living in.