"go black" (racist meaning)

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Mon Aug 18 18:37:40 UTC 2008

I have also heard (recently, in fact) what I consider a racist use of GO 
(ALL) BLACK 'get angry and confrontational and loudly insulting using AAVE'--is 
anyone else familiar with this despicable usage?

In a message dated 8/18/08 2:26:38 PM, wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM writes:

> OED doesn't seem to notice "black" in the sense "the figurative color of 
> sudden oblivion, obliviousness, or unconsciousness":
> 1930 "Anon." [?John Jacob Niles] _One Woman's War_ (N.Y.: Macauley) 143: I 
> rushed into his arms and when he hugged me everything went black. It was very 
> beautiful.

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