When a white person tells a person of color how to respond to or view a topic, usually when discussing race relations or inequality
Chad: Cops kill more white people than black people, on average.
Jasmine: Probably because there are more white people in America than there are black, but way to go whitesplaining again, Chad.
by Bootydick May 27, 2020
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When a white person tries to explain to a person of colour about their own culture, history, language and behaves like they are more informed about it.
Radha: Not that Karen trying to tell me about Indian history

Bingwen: what the hell is this whitesplaining
Radha: Tell me about it, when I said "Girl I am Indian" she literally ignored me!
by pissedoffpoc August 29, 2021
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Any topic taught or discussed by a white person that is remotely connected with non-white issues to an audience of color that is found to make said people of color uncomfortable or jealous or triggered.
Shoot, bro, when dat white dude started telling me that my calling white girls cracka hoes was racist, I says how DARE you start whitesplaining anything to me, you damned oppressor!
by jlujan69 August 31, 2020
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When white people try to explain to other ethnicities about their culture in a derivative or arrogant way.
I was talking to Sam, Savannah, Katherine and Kayla earlier. They kept whitesplaining to me.
by Ricejam300 December 31, 2017
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The act of a caucasian person explaining to audiences of color the true nature of racism; a caucasian person explaining sociopolitical events and/or history to audiences of color as though they are ignorant children; a caucasian person explaining to audiences of color that what they think will benefit themselves and their families and communities will in fact harm them, and vice versa.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul whitesplained to students at Howard University that a black Republican founded the NAACP.

"'We know our history,' Hay said of Paul's question. 'This is now; that was in the past.'"
by H.K. Anders April 11, 2013
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The argument of last resort by a racist individual who believes someone's race determines whether they are correct or not. Typically used when someone cannot actually muster a coherent/rational argument.
"Oh no, I have no argument... Wait! He's white! I don't need to have an argument to win, all I have to do is point out that he's whitesplaining and I automatically win! Racism is just the best!"
by TzoTzo July 4, 2017
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When a white person tells a person of color how they should feel or respond to a topic, usually when discussing race relations or systemic racism. While whitesplaining, the individual will often mention a self-hating black person that agrees with their viewpoint.
My community has been celebrating Juneteenth for generations, but Karen just heard of the holiday for the first time at a Donald Trump rally, and she tried to whitesplain as to why we should celebrate our emancipation on January 1st. She says that good black people like Ben Carson, Candace Owens, and Clarence Thomas agrees and that other blacks should too.
by Chris Spillane July 5, 2020
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