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White Anglo-Saxon Protestant
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White Anglo Saxon Protestant
Regions with significant populations
All parts of the United States
Major: American English.
White Anglo-Saxon Protestant or WASP is an informal term, often derogatory or disparaging, for a closed group of high-status Americans mostly of British Protestant ancestry. The group supposedly wields disproportionate financial and social power.[1] When it appears in writing, it is usually used to indicate the author's disapproval of the group's perceived excessive power in society. People seldom call themselves WASPs, except humorously; the term is typically used by non-WASPs.[2] The term excludes most minority groups such as Catholics, Jews, Slavs, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asians. The term is also used in Australia and Canada for similar powerful groups.[3][4]
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