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Re: technical terms overhaul

deloptes writes:
> Some 40-50y ago you did not like the word Neger, so it was replaced
> with Black. You did nothing all those 50y to change the perception of
> black. Now you have problem with the word Black

Wrong.  "Nigger" (a corruption of negro) was only used by whites and
always had derogatory connotations.  "Black" originated with blacks and
has no derogatory connotations (except as used by racist whites who
would say "nigger" if they could get away with it).  It is what blacks I
know call themselves.  "African-american", on the other hand, is a
euphemism manufactured by liberal whites.
John Hasler 
Elmwood, WI USA

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