McWhorter on "Negro" [Was: on "Negro English"]

Salikoko Mufwene s-mufwene at UCHICAGO.EDU
Sat Jan 16 16:55:28 UTC 2010

Tom Zurinskas wrote:
> The word "colorful" has nice connotations.  And black has some negative connotations.  The word "black" doesn't really describe Negro skin color.  Too extreme.  How about "black" in an African language that would sound nice?   Watusi?
How about using "Scot" or "Irish" or "German" in reference to all Whites
in North America?

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