cracker

William Stone W-Stone at NEIU.EDU
Thu Feb 3 19:34:22 UTC 2000


I just received a request from a non-linguist friend who wants to know the origins
of the term "cracker" as used by African Americans to describe Caucasians.  Can
anyone on the list either provide that information, or, more likely, suggest a
source where I can find the information?

William Stone
Linguistics Department
N.E.Illinois University
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