Language: The Power Of Oppressive Language

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The Power of Oppressive Language Oppressive language is everywhere in mainstream society and can be found in pop culture, work and school environments. Degrading use of language has become such a comfortable part of our everyday life that it can be difficult for some people to acknowledge that their words are hurtful and unnecessary. Oppressive slang is especially common for teenagers because of the influence of rap artists and offensive television shows. The use of slang in pop culture gives people the idea that is is acceptable to use degrading terms and makes it difficult for our society to recognize their true meaning. The n-word is unique in the English language and is an example of oppressive slang that is still being used today.

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