US dictionary Merriam-Webster is revising its definition of racism after a woman pointed out that the entry fails to address the “systemic oppression upon a group of people.” Kennedy Mitchum, a woman in the state of Missouri, said she realized the dictionary entry came up short after people would argue with her about the definition of racism and send her screenshots of the Merriam-Webster entry, KMOV-TV reported. “I know what racism is, I’ve experienced it time and time and time again in a lot of different ways, so enough is enough. So, I emailed them about how I felt about it. Saying this needs to change,” she told the local TV station. Kennedy Mitchum wrote to the dictionary after realizing its racism definition didn’t address structural oppression Mitchum, who recently graduated with a degree in law, politics and society, emailed Merriam-Webster to propose changing the definition. Read more: Racism on the rise in Germany “It’s not just disliking someone because of their race,” Mitchum wrote in a Facebook post. “This current fight we are in is evidence of that, lives are at stake because of the systems of oppression that go hand-in-hand with racism.” Dictionary ‘will make that even more clear’… Read full this story
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