Definition of white blindfold in English:

white blindfold


NZ, Australian
  • A view of Australian history that emphasizes the achievements of white society and ignores issues such as the dispossession and ill-treatment of Aboriginal people.

    as modifier ‘white blindfold historians’
    Compare with black armband (sense 2)
    • ‘While his is the sole contribution representing the "White Blindfold" perspective, many of the other papers respond to the political significance of his challenge, now escalating to include the contents of the national museum itself.’
    • ‘These revisions attempted to mark a return to the white blindfold school of history.’
    • ‘This history warrior, who has connections with those who have been called 'white blindfold historians', has entered the fray by doing some tabloid history.’
    • ‘They seem much happier denouncing past historians for being less enlightened than themselves, or damning "white blindfolds", right-wing commentators, brave white pioneer myths and the like.’
    • ‘He preferred to return to the colonial 'white blindfold' view of Australian history.’
    • ‘Rather a black armband than a white blindfold to shut out the truth.’
    • ‘The conference was the most direct confrontation to date between the "Black Armband" and "White Blindfold" camps of Australian history.’
    • ‘I'll take the black armband view of history before the white blindfold one any time.’
    • ‘Some historians have described his interpretation as a “white blindfold” view of Australian history.’
    • ‘Some are emboldened to join in defending it against what they describe as black-armband history, by espousing a white blindfold version.’