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menial
used in Black Like Me

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Definition
of work:  unskilled and uninteresting
  • And yet when they come home in the summers to earn a little money, they have to do the most menial work.
  • Once when I was employed at some menial job I noticed that one of the white middle-aged bosses kept looking at me and getting more and more irritated.

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