RACISM + HISTORY

How White People Made Heritage a Dirty Word

What seems like a benign word has wicked connotations

Photo by Allyssa Olaivar on Unsplash

Over time, words acquire fresh meanings. For instance, the word “hussy” used to refer to a “housewife.” Now, the word refers to someone promiscuous. To “quell” used to mean to “kill someone,” and now it means nearly the opposite — “to subdue” or…

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