The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy

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Lothrop Stoddard's analyses of the world's "primary races" White, Yellow, Black, Brown, and Amerindian, and their interactions.

The Rising Tide of Color: The Threat Against White World-Supremacy (1920), by Lothrop Stoddard, later republished in other titles, like The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy, predicts the collapse of white world empire and colonialism because of the population growth among people not of the white race. He supports a eugenic separation of the "primary races" of the world.

In popular culture

The book is referenced in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby in which antagonist Tom Buchanan comments on Stoddard's predictions.[1][2] Moreover, the thematically-related book, The Hour of Decision (1936), by Oswald Spengler, mentions The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy in criticizing the Herrenvolk (Master Race) conceptions inherent to Nazism, the government theory and practice of Nazi Germany (1933–45), to which he refused his intellectual legitimation.[3]

See also


  1. Carter, Stephen. "What 'Great Gatsby' Can Teach Millennials". Bloomberg View. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  2. Hsu, Hua. "The End of White America?". The Atlantic. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  3. The Hour Of Decision: Part Four -- The Coloured World-Revolution

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