Merriam-Webster is changing their definition of “racism.”
Kennedy Mitchum, a recent law school graduate from St. Louis reached out to the company about their current definition of the word. Saying that the way the dictionary defines it is, “simple and surface level” and Merriam-Webster agreed.
The current definition of racism is,
“A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.”
Merriam-Webster is now working on a new way to define the word.