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

David A. Daniel dad at POKERWIZ.COM
Sat Jan 16 17:31:07 UTC 2010

>How about using "Scot" or "Irish" or "German" in reference to all Whites
>in North America?

Hear, Hear. Best riposte I've seen/heard in months... White people think
there are 200 kinds of white people and one kind of black people. Black
people (well, Africans, not necessarily hyphenated black people) think there
are 200 kinds of black people and two or three kinds of white. Heh - pretty
funny in the end. Ask a modern-day Xhosa if he'd rather hang out with a
group of white folks or a group of Zulus and see what he says. Then ask a
(non-African) white person if he knows the difference. Nope - black folk is
just black folk...

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