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Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 23 16:52:11 UTC 2006

On Sat, 23 Dec 2006, Charles Doyle wrote:

> I've heard (i.e. read) that American Indians use (or used to use) the
> designation "black white men."  That's in Walker's _The Color Purple_,
> but I think I've encountered it elsewhere too.

This was in the film _Little Big Man_, maybe also in the book by Thomas
Berger.  There was a line something like "ah, the black white man, not as
ugly as the white man, but just as crazy."


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