TITLE

NAACP, activists upset over dictionary's definition of word `nigger.'

PUB. DATE
November 1997
SOURCE
Jet;11/10/97, Vol. 92 Issue 25, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that the definition of `nigger' in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary has spawned a nationwide campaign to have the definition rephrased or deleted from dictionaries. Objections to the word being presented as a synonym for black people and not being identified as a slur; Comments from the publisher.
ACCESSION #
9711244505

 

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