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Y IS THE WORD "NEGRO" BEEN USED IN THE LECTURE "I HAVE A DREAM". I MEAN IT IS A RACIST WORD, RIGHT?
Feb 18, 2011 10:10 AM
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Heyy! beware of using that word you might put yourself in trouble I think it's better use black. cowboy...
February 18, 2011
No, at the time it was considered the most polite way to refer to African-Americans. Later, many chose to describe themselves as "black" (e.g., the Black Panthers) and eventually this became accepted as the best word, and "Negro" became old-fashioned and unacceptable (of course, "negro" means "black" in Spanish and some other European languages). Today, most Americans who would be called "Negroes" in the past refer to themselves as "black" and/or as "African-Americans."
February 18, 2011
It's a offensive word for black person.
February 18, 2011
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