These Words Are Racist and Need to Be Removed From English Lexicon

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Language is powerful. There’s meaning behind words that goes beyond the dictionary definition — the connotative and denotative. The origin of words and phrases, or etymology, is also important. English has the problem that some language that has been acceptable for decades and centuries is racist, particularly anti-Black. These words and phrases need to exit the English…

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