A look at how the word, a surprisingly recent addition to the English lexicon, made its way into the dictionary
The president’s idea that suburbia is characterized by homogeneity and monotony erases recent demographic history.
The band formerly known as the Dixie Chicks has changed its name in light of the growing rejection of racist symbols and phrases.
The president strategically invokes the group in his speeches to stoke fear and shift discourse away from systemic racism.
A recent uptick in Google searches for the term signals a longing for the usual state of affairs.
When conservative figures continually refer to the “Wuhan virus” or “Chinese coronavirus,” it’s clear they’re doing it to make a point.
The phrase’s political currency as a folksy label for Middle America can reinforce a poisonous “us versus them” mentality.
When Elizabeth Warren challenged Pete Buttigieg on fundraising during last night’s debate, the exchange brought another issue to the forefront.
A newcomer used the term in a presidential debate for the first time ever—and it turned out to be the most apt descriptor of the night.
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The national intelligence director’s recent testimony inadvertently supported the argument against grammar purists.
The racist language used by the president—and the alleged El Paso shooter—to describe immigrants originated on the West Coast more than a century ago.
“People who shower after work” has been used by politicians to demonstrate an empathetic connection with people in blue-collar jobs.
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The late filmmaker’s unconventional spelling was a stylistic choice that signified the forging of an anti-establishment identity in rap music.
The rapper is looking to protect a phrase she made popular, though not for the reason one might think.
The college-admissions scandal has illuminated the fact that the word’s original definition was satirical. But Americans, for the most part, have ignored that entirely.
A once-simple refrain has now become weighted with conflicting political meanings.