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swart gevaar, noun phrase

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, swart black + gevaar danger, peril.
Note:
In both senses also called black peril (sense 2). See also gevaar.
1. A perceived threat posed by black people to whites; black people collectively; black danger, see black adjective sense 1 d; ?nonce, a black person. Also attributive.
1939 R.F.A. Hoernlé S. Afr. Native Policy 1To protect White South Africa against ‘the Native Danger’ — die donker gevaar or die swart gevaar — is..the simple pole towards which the needle of Native Policy steadily points.
1992 S. Macleod in Time 9 Mar. 27The A.W.B. has..at the root of its militancy..what it terms the swart gevaar, or black threat.
2. A political slogan introduced in the elections of 1929 (see To the Point quotation 1974), referring to the threat of whites being swamped by the black majority; any political tactic evoking fear and prejudice. Also attributive.
1948 P.V.G. Van der Byl in Hansard 20 Jan. 111By their ineptitude as an Opposition they have become our best friends: In a pathetic attempt to get into power they have dropped Republicanism and adopted the Swart Gevaar.
1991 S. Sole in Sunday Tribune 19 May 8The CP..have been using the ‘swart gevaar’ scare tactics that served the Government so well for so long.
A perceived threat posed by black people to whites; black people collectively; black danger, see blackadjective1 d; nonce, a black person. Also attributive.
A political slogan introduced in the elections of 1929 (see To the Point quotation 1974), referring to the threat of whites being swamped by the black majority; any political tactic evoking fear and prejudice. Also attributive.

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