Thursday, June 11, 2020

Show-Me Racism Redefined Thanks To Missouri Woman Wordsmith

Words define the world and reality . . . Here's an noteworthy somewhat local effort to find meaning amid civil unrest.

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A Missouri woman asked Merriam-Webster to update its definition of racism and now officials will make the change

Kennedy Mitchum wasn't expecting much when she emailed Merriam-Webster last month, but she wanted to let the dictionary publisher know that she thought its definition of the word racism was inadequate. So she was surprised when an editor responded and even more surprised that the company agreed to update the entry.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Racism is a political label applied to enemies of the left. As it is selectively applied, its meaning has been completely diluted.

It means whatever the left needs it to mean.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +1000000000

Anonymous said...

Just as "Conservatism" (resistance to changing the way things are) is now used to mean wanting to make radical changes in the way things are - the exact opposite of what the word means.