Date: Tue, 25 Oct 1994 06:56:48 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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]