The Brief: The term caucacity is a hybrid of the words Caucasian and audacity.


Caucacity, sometimes spelled caucasity, is typically used to refer to when a white person does or says something blatantly ignorant or bold. Such acts may include microaggressions, forms of cultural appropriation, racist ‘jokes,’ or failure to recognize one’s white privilege. While it’s often used in jest, “caucacity” is sometimes used to characterize outright racism and acts of violence perpetrated by white people.