The Word “Racism” in the Dictionary

A photo of the word “racism” in a dictionary

Several years ago, I embarked on a project investigating the history of the word “racism.” The project has gotten sidetracked for now, but I wanted to publish some of my findings in the event that they will be helpful to others.

One of the things I did was to look at the definition of the word in a bunch of dictionaries over time. I did this in the British Library in London in the summer of 2019…