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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.'"
dodane przez H.K. Anders kwiecień 11, 2013
A racial slur used to silence a white person who is trying to explain something to a non-white person.
White person: "Actually, dreadlocks have been common to multiple different cultures throughout history, including Europeans."
Other white person interrupts: "Hey! That's whitesplaining!"
dodane przez ubandick maj 14, 2016
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