Date: Tue, 25 Oct 1994 06:56:48 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: offending idiot

Northeast, I don't know a single white Southerner who doesn't realize

that "nigger" is an offensive term when used by whites. I don't think

Nor do I. And I will add, in response to the comment by somebody else

that "nigger" is used "especially in the South," that in my 51 years of

living in the South I have never heard anybody use the word -- except to

talk about the fact that it is an offensive term. I'm not, of course,

saying that nobody in the South uses or has used the term. I'm simply

saying that enough people don't use it that I've managed to lead a pretty

normal life for all these years without bumping into the Southerners who

do use it.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]