Webster will review the definition of the word "racism"
The editors of the American English dictionary Merriam-Webster, better known as Webster, decided to revise the definition of the word "racism" after the letters of African Americans-Kennedy Mitch from Missouri, according to broadcaster KMOV.
Webster's dictionary defined racism as "a belief that race is the primary determinant of traits and abilities and that racial differences give rise to peculiar to a particular race superiority". Mitch did not agree with this definition: in its opinion, it is too easy and superficial.
"I know what racism is, I've experienced it again and again and again in different forms, so pretty. And I wrote to them via email what I feel about this, saying that this should change", - told the TV channel Mitch.
As a result of correspondence the editors of the dictionary decided to revise the definition of racism.
"This revision would not have been done without your persistence when contacting us about this issue. We sincerely thank you for your numerous letters and ask forgiveness for the harm and abuse that we have inflicted, not deciding this issue before," wrote the girl editor Alex chambers.
He did not name the exact date of the update definitions, but noted that changes will be made in the coming months.
The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and unrest after the death at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. One of the officers who fell with his knee on the neck of the Floyd during the arrest, was charged with reckless homicide, three more were fired.