Definition and background:
The act of oppressing; unjust and arbitrary use of power. Or, the state of being oppressed. In art, oppression may be observed in any representation of any one people as inferior to others. Also see censorship, different, ethnocentrism, First Amendment rights, multiculturalism, objectification, politically correct (PC), and xenophobia.
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