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How A College Graduate Prompted Merriam-Webster Dictionary To Update Definition Of Racism

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Recent college grad Kennedy Mitchum wasn’t satisfied with Merriam-Webster dictionary’s definition of “racism.” In May, she emailed the editors about revising its definition.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley revisits her conversation with Mitchum about the word and its meaning.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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