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PLO

PLO  n.— «Jeddah is the gateway for pilgrims heading to Islam’s holy cities, Mecca and Medina. For centuries, Asian, African and Middle Eastern pilgrims have gone there; those who stayed—often called “PLOs,” for pilgrim...

high-low

high-low  adj.— «What strikes you first are the musicians—most are African American, and on this night, they are decked out in, to use street parlance, “high-low”—blazers over T-shirts and jeans instead of penguin suits and...

zero grazing

zero grazing  n.— «Yet rarely seen among Botswana’s AIDS prevention messages is one that has worked in other African countries: Multiple sex partners kill. Dubbed “Zero Grazing” by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, this...

environmental racism

environmental racism  n.— «There is what is called environmental racism where most of the hazardous waste dumps in the country are located in or near poor Black communities.» —“The Struggle for African American Freedom...

root shock

root shock  n.— «In addition to her clinical and teaching duties, Dr. Fullilove is the author of Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It, which takes a powerful look at the effects of urban...

soul bowl

soul bowl  n.— «We all know by now that Lovie Dovie and Tony Dungy are the first African-American coaches in the Superbowl.…Already coined the “soul bowl’ (by CNN, not me), we’re going to hear about what a great day this is for...