aporofobia and “low-end population”

These two together signify the way inequality is entering lexicons worldwide. “Aporofobia” was named Spanish word of the year, and means “rejection of or aversion to the poor.” Meanwhile, in China, “low-end population” was first used by the government to describe the relatively poor migrant workers it wants to remove from Beijing. The phrase was adopted by internet users as a critique of this policy, before being swiftly scrubbed from the web by censors. Neither should need to exist.

Source: Words of the year 2017: The worst words of 2017, ranked from bad to worst — Quartz

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