American dictionary, Merriam-Webster announced it will be redefining the meaning of the word “racism” after a black woman, Kennedy Mitchum made that request via a detailed e-mail sent to them.


22-year-old black woman from Missouri, Kennedy Mitchum a recent graduate of Drake University with a degree in Law sent an e-mail to Merriam-Webster dictionary. She said “I kept having to tell them that definition is not representative of what is actually happening in the world. The way that racism occurs in real life is not just prejudice it’s the systemic racism that is happening for a lot of black Americans.”

However, the editor of the Dictionary, Alex Chambers replied her e-mail the next morning assuring her that her recommendation was being looked into. Chambers was quoted to have stated in the email;

“This revision would not have been made without your persistence in contacting us about this problem.

“We sincerely thank you for repeatedly writing in and apologize for the harm and offense we have caused in failing to address this issue sooner.”

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