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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...

jackrolling

jackrolling  n.— «In a related survey conducted among 1,500 schoolchildren in the Soweto township, a quarter of all the boys interviewed said that “jackrolling”—a South African term for recreational gang rape—was fun.» —“South...

climate canary

climate canary  n.— «They are dubbed the “climate canaries”—the people destined to become the first victims of world climate change. And as government ministers sit down in Nairobi at this weekend’s United Nations Climate Conference, the...