Bleak House BY Dickens, Charles

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Yes, Dickens!! I know you can't believe it, but since I decided to expand the meaning of this page, Mr. Dickens becomes guilty of using a racially insensitive word in his writing. In the novel Bleak House, Dickens describes a despicable churchyard where the bodies of paupers are simply dumped after death. The description is horrific, and Dickens uses the old English term for Negro to add to the distasteful feel of his description.

Into a beastly scrap of ground which a Turk would reject as a savage abomination and a Caffre would shudder at, they bring our dear brother here departed to receive Christian burial.