Everyday Phrases Rooted in Racism

It can be jarring to learn that language you’ve used—never with the intent of offending—has a repugnant history. It’s time to let go of certain phrases and expressions in an effort to be more inclusive and empathetic.

Learn the origins of the common phrases, “Gypped/jipped,” “Moron,” “Peanut Gallery, “Spirit Animal” and “uppity,” in the September issue of School Nutrition, then continue your education with the expressions below. ...

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