In answer to a question I asked him on the Book of Face – What is the Chinese word for “Social Justice Warrior”?
Baizuo — 白左 literally, “white left” — is an internet term that came into being in the mid-2010s. It’s a derogatory word for liberal elites, specifically those who are educated and whose “obsession with political correctness” serves only to “satisfy their own feelings of moral superiority,” according to an article by political scientist Zhang Chenchen, which brought the term to light in the English-speaking world. It’s effectively the equivalent of the term “Social Justice Warrior.”
As I put it, “White people who take it upon themselves to be offended FOR people (who obviously just don’t understand how they’re being oppressed and need to have it explained.)”