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Dictionary.com reveals plans to update the definition of the word 'black' after being branded racist

Dictionary.com reveals plans to update the definition of the word 'black' after being branded racist

Online word site Dictionary.com has revealed its plans to update their definition of 'black' after being branded, racist.


Nyshayla Barnes, 21, an artist from New Jersey, took to Twitter to voice her discomfort at the words associated with the term.

Posting a screengrab of the synonyms alongside 'black', she revealed how words including 'dark, dingy, depressing, devilish and sinful' were listed.

Slamming the definitions, Nyshayla wrote: 'There are offensive words in the dictionary associated with the definition of 'Black'. It is vital that we have more positive meanings for this word because how we define words shapes our perception of them'.

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