Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Wed Jan 10 18:13:23 UTC 2001

Duane Campbell <dcamp911 at JUNO.COM> writes:

On Tue, 9 Jan 2001 21:19:25 EST RonButters at AOL.COM writes:

> Yes, INJUN has indeed a long history as a slur. I'd say that INJUN :

Might it be more like Nigra:Negro, i.e., a non-pejorative (given the
contingencies of time and place) dialect difference?

For that matter, I once stayed for a week with the family of a white man
for whom "nigger" was simply the word for a {Black | African-American | ...
} person, and he used it without pejoration or insult. "Negro" wasn't in
his vocabulary. This was in the summer of 1966, in rural Kentucky near
Corbin. There was certainly a lot of racism in that region, but as far as I
could tell there was none in him.

-- Mark

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