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The Missing Word for America’s Original Sin Is Ethnocide

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Soon after writing my first opinion column for The Daily Beast in 2015, I realized that American English lacked the language to help me adequately describe my society and clearly articulate my opinion.

As a contributing writer focusing on race, culture, and politics, I understood that my conceptions of those things differed slightly from most Americans’ conceptions, yet articulating this distinction proved elusive. I was a writer in desperate need of new words.

My new book, The Crime Without a Name: Ethnocide and the Erasure of Culture in America, aims to fill the linguistic void that I encountered and that all Americans confront whether or not they realize it.

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