WQED Digital Docs

VOICES: Why Words Matter

01/05/2022 | 5m 52s | Video has closed captioning.

In 2020, people in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania fought to remove the word "squaw" from signs and landmarks in their borough, after a Native American woman pointed out the offensive nature of the word. This episode explores how derogatory terms enter the lexicon, and why words matter.

Aired: 01/05/22

Rating: NR

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