McWhorter on "Negro" [Was: on "Negro English"] (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Tue Jan 19 19:18:09 UTC 2010

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> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
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> My only point on the word "Negro" is that I personally don't think of
> it as a pejorative term any more than Causcasian for whites.

But since you aren't black, whether or not you find it pejorative is of
little consequence.
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