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Scrabble could remove homophobic, sexist and racist offenses from their allowed words.
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Scrabble could remove homophobic, sexist and racist offenses from their allowed words.

And it is all happening in North America. The wake of global Black Lives Matter protests woke up many other souls, and the NASPA (North American Scrabble Players Association) is now reviewing the whole list of allowed words in order to understand wether to eliminate and ban for good, all those racist, homophobic and transphobic slurs. John Chew, NASPA CEO, wrote a letter - that you can read here - to the association’s advisory board, where he said: “I have felt for a long time that there are some words in our lexicon that we hang onto in the mistaken belief that our spelling them with tiles on a board strips them of their power to cause harm. […] I am thinking specifically of those words which are used primarily as slurs: that is, words that are used to label someone as being of less va...
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