Example sentences for: paternalistic

How can you use “paternalistic” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • A paternalistic editorial calls America's Latinos "a minority worth cultivating."

  • Led by the Southern-born Ulrich Phillips, whose American Negro Slavery (1918) was the standard work in the field for decades, leading academic historians portrayed slavery as a benevolent, paternalistic institution that benefited blacks by civilizing them.

  • Confederate apologists, who wrote the first round of histories of the South, portrayed slavery as a benign, paternalistic institution (for more on this topic, see "") and painted the carpetbaggers as venal and corrupt interlopers.

  • There is increasing recognition that the paternalistic, colonial attitude that pervaded “tropical medicine” in the past just will not do.

  • After years of paternalistic administration of the native peoples’ property, the government now gives them a free hand in running their own businesses, such as hotels and shopping centers financed from oil revenues in Alberta.

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