Tuesday, December 30, 2008



n. pl. Ne·groes Often Offensive
1. A Black person. See Usage Note at black.
2. A member of the Negroid race. Not in scientific use.

Usage Note at black:

Usage Note: The Oxford English Dictionary contains evidence of the use of black with reference to African peoples as early as 1400, and certainly the word has been in wide use in racial and ethnic contexts ever since. However, it was not until the late 1960s that black (or Black) gained its present status as a self-chosen ethnonym with strong connotations of racial pride, replacing the then-current Negro among Blacks and non-Blacks alike with remarkable speed. Equally significant is the degree to which Negro became discredited in the process, reflecting the profound changes taking place in the Black community during the tumultuous years of the civil rights and Black Power movements.


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n. pl. Ne·groes Often Offensive

Someone should tell the United Negro College Fund the name of their organization is offensive to the people they serve.


By Anonymous Screamin' Demon, at 12/31/2008 7:49 AM  

it's not the word that's offensive, it's how it's used. let's not be word nazis.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/05/2009 10:07 AM  

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