Abbey Heffer

Jun 10, 2020

1 min read

Who wrote the dictionary, Caleb? Which institutions (and companies, like Merriam-Webster, Inc.) have reinforced definitions of race which fail to take into account power relations? Who does that serve?

Listen to anti-racism scholars, listen to those academics from within the field who are updating and overcoming these long-reinforced power relations. Look into post-colonial theory.

Then come back about who is deciding what "racism" is and why.

China specialist, feminist, political scientist in progress. Reviews, socialism & everyday academia. Low-brow, no jargon/acronyms. Editor of The Open Bookshelf.

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