Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 18:54:14 EST
From: Monkmag Monkmag[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: rat's ass, nigger, redneck,...
In a message dated 10/28/97 7:05:48 AM, you wrote:
There's also the whole issue of the reclamation of
derogatory terms WITHIN the derogated group (Niggahs with attitude, "queer",
and so on vs. their use by out-groupers.
I find this to be a quite interesting phenomenon, the reclamation and
reappropriation of derogatory terms by out groups. Even by southern rednecks,
who affectionately call each other "good ole boys." "Yeah, Ed, he's a good ole
boy." And by Italian-Americans when they speak of other "dagos" and "______"
(ah, the term escapes me now).... Perhaps folks out there can think of other
examples of this tendency, say from Irish or Jews or Latinos.