Tag: Merriam-Webster

Here’s How the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is Erasing Black Latinxs

A WordWe’d like to have A Word with you. In The Root’s op-ed video series, thought leaders across various disciplines give their perspectives on the important issues you should know about. When Dominican-American poet Melania-Luisa Marte began writing a poem about what it means to be Afro-Latinx, a simple Google search led her to realize […]

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Inclusive Language: Merriam-Webster Gives New — and Nonbinary — Meaning to the Word ‘They’

Photo: iStock To paraphrase an LGBTQ activist catchphrase, “‘They’ are here, ‘they’ are queer and ‘they’ aren’t going anywhere” — at least when it comes to a new, nonbinary definition of the word “they,” as announced by the editors at Merriam-Webster. As NBC News reports, after considering things like the increasing number of people who […]

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