New/old racist etymology

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 16 06:17:17 UTC 2013

On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
> “A Note on Terminology,” in Black American
> Reference Book, ed. Mabel M. Smythe (Englewood
> Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1976), xi---xii.

If I believed in the burning of books, this article would be soaked in
napalm and first on the pyre.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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