Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 11:55:44 +0000

From: Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EPIX.NET

Subject: Re: PC Dictionaries?

At 10:10 AM 10/28/97 -0500, Jesse T Sheidlower wrote:

Rock's now famous "Black people vs. niggers" sketch

Here is an aspect that I have not seen discussed. I recall in the early

sixties (in a military unit comprised of Blacks and whites with education

levels above the Army norm) that the Blacks used "the 'N' word" in exactly

the way rasist whites did, i.e., meaning a reprehensible Black person.

Today the word seems to be used more casually by certain Blacks without the


Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]