yellow peril

yellow peril
noun Usage: often capitalized Y&P Date: 1897 1. a danger to Western civilization held to arise from expansion of the power and influence of eastern Asian peoples 2. a threat to Western living standards from the influx of eastern Asian laborers willing to work for very low wages

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