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blacksploitation

noun; blending
A noun describing the experiences suffered by African-Americans during periods of discrimination and exploitation by others, most notably whites. This word seems to be a convenient way of summarizing the sufferings of African-Americans without using the awkward phrase "exploitation of black people by others." The word also lends itself to a blending derivation because of the "ks" sound at the end of "blacks" and the beginning of "exploit." Combining these two sounds into one is very convenient and does not require moving the tongue to create a separate sound.
 
Often you hear of how certain groups have been discriminated against, like blacksploitation for example?
Etymology : "black" (describing a certain race) and "exploit" (to take unfair advantage of) + "-ion" (Noun-forming suffix)
Source : Class discussion (Rice University)
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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