The Ugly, Fascinating History Of The Word 'Racism'

RACISM: The first recorded utterance of the word was by a man named Richard Henry Pratt, whose legacy among Native Americans and others is deeply contentious. His story illustrates problems with how the word is used today.
Source: The Ugly, Fascinating History Of The Word 'Racism' : Code Switch : NPR

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