Date: Wed, 26 Oct 1994 13:22:19 -0500 From: Alan R Slotkin Subject: Re: Offensive terms With regard to Chuck Coker's encounter and the extension of "nigger" as a generalized hate term. I was appalled here (middle Tennessee) when our students in the mid-70s began to refer to a contingent of Libyan students as "sand niggers." Perhaps, once this term encompasses everyone, it will lose all meaning and disappear. Alan Slotkin ARS7950[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TNTECH.EDU