One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1US depreciative. The techniques of deception and manipulation employed by a dominant group (especially a white majority) to disempower a weaker one (especially a black minority).
2Innovative techniques or technology, especially for recording or performing music.
1930s; earliest use found in American Journal of Sociology. From trick + -nology, punningly after technology.
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