Posts by Renae Hurlbutt

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    When “Mixed” Isn’t Enough

    Why We Need Better Terms For People Who Identify As Two Or More Races by Nicole Holliday When I was a kid, I always just assumed that everyone in the world called people like me “mixed,” because in the 1990s in central Ohio, where I grew up, mixed almost always referred to folks like me, who had one black parent and one white parent. The …

  2. The Meteoric Rise Of The Word “Influencer”

    By Jane Solomon The word influencer has been used in English since the mid-1600s, though of course back then it wasn’t a job title. In recent years, the term has become a catch-all for a certain kind of career track that is at the center of a burgeoning but profitable industry. As influencer continues to expand in English and pull new terms and meanings into …

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