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mutilate
used in Black Like Me

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Definition
severely injure or damage — for example by cutting up
  • One can scarcely conceive the full horror of it unless one is a parent who takes a close look at his children and then asks himself how he would feel if a group of men should come to his door and tell him they had decided—for reasons of convenience to them—that his children's lives would henceforth be restricted, their world smaller, their educational opportunities less, their future mutilated.
  • In some communities a Negro's right hand was mutilated if he learned to read and write.

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