Language shapes or gives shape to human thought. Therefor changes to culture's language either represent a change in the what or how the culture thinks or are an attempt to induce changes in how the culture thinks. This becomes quite clear when one looks at how people - mostly in America and other parts of Western Culture - have changed the definition of the "racism" in order to further their own agenda. In the past racism was defined in a denotative manner that contained no dependencies on secondary functions, constructs, or systems.
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