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    Merriam-Webster dictionary has updated its definition of 'sexual preference' to an 'offensive' term one day after Amy Coney Barrett's use of the phrase was slammed during her SCOTUS hearing.  The reputable dictionary's fifth definition of the word 'preference' cites 'orientation' and uses the example of 'sexual preference'. On Wednesday, this definition was updated to explain that the use of preference in relation to sexuality is 'offensive'. The change came hours after Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono said Barrett's appointment to the Supreme Court would pose a threat to LGBTQ rights and used the judge's use of the term 'sexual preference' as evidence of this concern. Hirono said the phrase is highly offensive to the LGBTQ community and is used by 'anti-LGBTQ activists' to suggest sexuality is a choice rather than an unchangeable part of an individual's identity.   Democrats have voiced concerns that Barrett - a devout Christian who is part of  a conservative religious...
    The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a woman who refused to unlock her phone with her passcode for police during a criminal investigation is protected by the U.S. Constitution. The court’s decision reversed a contempt order against 29-year-old Katelin Seo of Carmel, which is about 20 miles north of Indianapolis. An Apple iPhone5s held in one hand showing its screen with numpad for entering the passcode. (iStock) The court determined that forcing her to unlock her iPhone for police would violate the Fifth Amendment, the Indianapolis Star reported. “By unlocking her smartphone, Seo would provide law enforcement with information it does not already know, which the State could then use in its prosecution against her,” the court said. Seo was charged with harassment and stalking in 2017. Hamilton County authorities wanted the passcode to her iPhone 7. Her attorney William Webster, argued that by unlocking...
    Merriam-Webster agreed to change its dictionary’s definition of “racism” after a 22-year-old black woman from Florissant, Missouri, sent an email to the publishing company’s editors last week requesting the change. Kennedy Mitchum, a recent graduate of Drake University, said that arguments with people about the definition of racism made her realize that she disagreed with the way the word “racism” was defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, according to KMOV. Mitchum mentioned the “current fight we are in,” referring to the demonstrations taking place across the US in response to the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis resident who died in police custody. Many of the demonstrations have descended into violence, with cases of rioting and looting becoming common in major American cities. WATCH: The first definition of the word in Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines racism as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities...
    FLORRISANT, Mo. -- Merriam-Webster is revising its definition of racism after a Missouri woman's emails claimed it fell short of including the systemic oppression of certain groups of people.Kennedy Mitchum, who lives in the St. Louis suburb Florissant, said people would argue with her about the definition of racism and she realized the problem was in the Merriam-Webster's dictionary, KMOV-TV reported."It's not just disliking someone because of their race," Mitchum wrote in a Facebook post. "This current fight we are in is evidence of that, lives are at stake because of the systems of oppression that go hand-in-hand with racism."The revision comes against the backdrop of protests around the country against police brutality after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned his neck to the ground.The Merriam-Webster online dictionary first defines racism as "a belief that race is the primary determinant...
    Merriam-Webster is revising its definition of racism after a Missouri woman's emails claimed it fell short of including the systemic oppression of certain groups of people. Kennedy Mitchum, who lives in the St. Louis suburb Florissant, said people would argue with her about the definition of racism and she realized the problem was in the Merriam-Webster's dictionary, CBS affiliate KMOV-TV reported. "It's not just disliking someone because of their race," Mitchum wrote in a Facebook post. "This current fight we are in is evidence of that, lives are at stake because of the systems of oppression that go hand-in-hand with racism." Kennedy Mitchum KMOV-TV The revision comes against the backdrop of protests around the country against police brutality after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned his neck to the ground. Trending News Man tied to missing Idaho kids in custody...
    Merriam-Webster is revising its definition of racism after a Missouri woman’s emails claimed it fell short of including the systemic oppression of certain groups of people. Kennedy Mitchum, who lives in the St. Louis suburb Florissant, said people would argue with her about the definition of racism and she realized the problem was in the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, KMOV-TV reported. “It’s not just disliking someone because of their race,” Mitchum wrote in a Facebook post. “This current fight we are in is evidence of that, lives are at stake because of the systems of oppression that go hand-in-hand with racism.” TOP STORIES CNN ratings surge amid George Floyd protests Trump orders U.S. to develop polar ice-breaking fleet for Arctic, Antarctic Judge blocks removal of Confederate monument in Richmond, Virginia The revision comes against the backdrop of protests around the country against police brutality after the death of George Floyd, a...
    Merriam-Webster is revising its definition of racism after a Missouri woman’s emails claimed it fell short of including the systemic oppression of certain groups of people. Kennedy Mitchum, who lives in the St. Louis suburb Florissant, said people would argue with her about the definition of racism and she realized the problem was in the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, KMOV-TV reported. “It’s not just disliking someone because of their race,” Mitchum wrote in a Facebook post. “This current fight we are in is evidence of that, lives are at stake because of the systems of oppression that go hand-in-hand with racism.” TOP STORIES Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: An absolute disgraceful act 7-Sigma Inc., Minneapolis manufacturer, to flee city over riots: They dont care about my business Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history The revision comes against the backdrop of protests around the country against police brutality after the...
    Merriam-Webster Dictionary will be updating its definition of the word “racism” after a complaint from one Missouri woman, reports said on Tuesday. Kennedy Mitchum, 22, led the charge for the dictionary to rework its entry last month, following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of four Minneapolis police officers. “With everything going on, I think it’s important everyone is on the same page,” Mitchum told KMOV-TV. The Florissant resident, a recent graduate of Drake University, said she was spurred to action by recent conversations she had about racism and injustice, where people would point to Merriam-Webster’s definition to dismiss her concerns. Merriam-Webster’s first 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.” But Mitchum said that definition was too simple and could be used by people to...
    (CNN)Kennedy Mitchum wasn't expecting much when she emailed Merriam-Webster last month, but she wanted to let the dictionary publisher know that she thought its definition of the word racism was inadequate. Little Rock Nine members question how far weve come, 63 years after they broke a racial barrierSo she was surprised when an editor responded and even more surprised that the company agreed to update the entry.Mitchum has gotten into a lot conversations about racism and injustice where people have pointed to the dictionary to prove that they're not racist. It's happened a lot more lately as the world reacts to the death of George Floyd while in the custody of four Minneapolis police officers.The 22-year-old Mitchum recently graduated from Drake University and lives in Florissant, Missouri, just a few miles away from Ferguson, where protests over the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown helped solidify the Black Lives Matter...
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