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

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 22 00:25:23 UTC 2010

At 1/21/2010 01:57 PM, Seán Fitzpatrick wrote:
>Perhaps, in  the sense that "Negro" was pronounced nigra, which did double
>duty as the dialectically and socially acceptable mincing of nigger.

Did acceptable double duty for just who, white man?  (To paraphrase Tonto.)


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