nigger vs. negro (was: INDIAN vs. INJUN)

Douglas Bigham TlhovwI at AOL.COM
Fri Jan 12 16:20:54 UTC 2001

Speaking of grandmothers. . . My grandmother (2nd generation Irish-Scottish), who was born (~1912) and raised in Southern Illinois (below I-64)uses "nigra" and sometimes says "of the nigra tribe".  I've also heard her use "colored" but when she does it's very informal, like in jokes.  I don't think that there's any racist intent behind what she says.  In fact, I think "nigra tribe" is her attempt to be PC, hence using "colored" for jokes.


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