Date: Thu, 27 Oct 1994 20:54:28 -0400 From: Claudio Salvucci Subject: Re: Offensive terms A friend of mine from college, born and raised (though not all of his life) in Zaire, told me that "sand nigger" was quite a common usage in Zaire, referring to Africans above the Sahara. What I don't remember (if he ever told me) was whether black Zairois or Belgians or both used it. In either case, it was not a general term of contempt but was quite directly imed at the Arab-speaking world. Claudio Salvucci csalvucci[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]