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What does WASP stand for?

WASP stands for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant


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Mr Robinson should have pointed out that all religions have their extremists and that the majority of Muslims are as trustworthy as the nearest white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
After accurately recounting that FDR and his parents eschewed antisemitism and that he denounced it, and citing examples of Eleanor's well-known slurs about Jews in her correspondence, they posit the contradictory, undocumented claims that: "Such attitudes were rife among FDR's family and friends" and that "FDR had a common-place white Anglo-Saxon Protestant racial vision for his times.
In my teens, I heard the expression White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.