Defining Black

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By Joy Adeogun

English Literature Undergraduate,

University of Cambridge

The meaning of the word ‘Black’ has become distorted and warped. Black identity and cultural identities have become darkened and seen only through the grey lens of their negative connotations. In order to reclaim and get an authentic definition of what it means to be Black, we have to map out this vital word’s history. When defining Black, we get three main points: An adjective – The darkest colour seen by the human eye, the opposite of white; A verb: – To cause something to darken or inhibit progression; A noun – Relating to people of African ancestry. Read more>>