Memo To People Of Earth: 'Third World' Is An Offensive Term!

TV correspondents and pundits spoke it, Twitter users typed it. They said the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was what happens in "Third World" countries. There's a problem with that.

Memo To People Of Earth: 'Third World' Is An Offensive Term!
The question of what to call the "developing world" is a developing debate.

TV correspondents and pundits spoke it, Twitter users typed it. They said the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was what happens in "Third World" countries. There's a problem with that.

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