Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 11:58:13 CDT
From: Randy Roberts robertsr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EXT.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: More on "n* rich"
I am sending this cite along to the list only because it seems to be
one of the earliest. It was collected by Peter Tamony.
"In those sections of the South where the old traditions of gentle
birth and culture still assert their ancient authority and draw the
lines of social demarcation, there is commonly in use a vivid, brutal
phrase to describe ostentatious display by the merely vulgar wealthy.
The phrase is 'nigger rich.'"
Racketeers and Their Methods (New York, 1930), page 81.
University of Missouri-Columbia