Urban Dictionary has made its name through user-submitted definitions, explaining words which normal dictionaries don’t.
While this freedom allows the site’s users to explain the most vulgar of slang, it’s opened the doors for egregiously racist and discriminatory definitions of regular words.
As reported by Junkee, an online campaign spearheaded by the Facebook page Blackfulla Revolution appears to have been successful in forcing the site to remove offensive definitions of the word “aboriginal.”
These definitions were specifically targeted at Indigenous Australians, and were prevalent on the majority of the word’s entries up until recently. Read more…