Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 03:14:49 EST


Subject: Sand Nigger

Sorry about the title, but that's what this posting's about.

I was at NYU recently, and I saw these protesters. This is from today's

New York Post, 16 December 1997, "Distorting D'Souza," pg. 36, col. 2:

The protesters' major obsession was (Dinesh) D'Souza's book, "The End of

Racism," in which he attacked the prevailing liberal orthodoxy on racial

issues. These self-important race warriors didn't hesitate to brand

D'Souza--who is of Indian ancestry--a "sand nigger."

This is certainly a wicked word, but it's not in Hugh Rawson's 1989 book.

Anne H. Soukhanov's new SPEAKING FREELY implies that the term originated

during the Gulf War. A Usenet check unfortunately shows a bunch of hits. One

poster defined "sand nigger" as "Arab."

This is the first time I've heard it applied to someone of Indian