Headline RoundupJuly 19th, 2019

Debates on Defining 'Racism' Follow Trump, Democrats Feud

Summary from AllSides News Team

A series of President Donald Trump's tweets directed toward four progressive Democratic congresswomen last weekend ignited debates on the definition and proper contextual use of the word "racism." All political sides of the media covered the story using the word differently. Reporters, commentators and opinion writers on the left frequently focused their stories around the meaning and current state of "racism," with some arguing that this is a new low for Trump; Many in the center wrote similarly, with some referencing the Associated Press' newly released guidelines on using the word in news coverage. Many reporters and columnists on the right rejected the word's use in this sense, calling it a politically-charged mis-characterization. The AllSides Red Blue Dictionary offers a definition of the word "racism" that reveals how different groups think and feel about the term.

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