An unexpected occurrence of an ethnic slur

Paul paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Tue Jun 24 02:01:53 UTC 2008

Can't remember a specific but weren't there a lot of anti semitic lyrics
in early Rap?

Wilson Gray wrote:
> In the song, "Garlic Blues," Helen Humes sings that her garlic-loving
> boyfriend is
> "... just like a _dago_ ..."
> AFAIK, this is unique in black music. Well, there is the use of
> "monkey-man" for a West Indian. But this is the only case that I know
> of in which a slur against a white ethnic group occurs.
> -Wilson
> --
> 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.
> -----
>  -Sam'l Clemens
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society -


My conclusion  is an estimation based upon a guess.


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