Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 11:37:12 -0500 From: STEVE ALLEN NOLDEN Subject: Re: PC Dictionaries? I am a Black man, not African-American, and the use of the word "Nigger" or shall I say the definition of the word, in the Merriam dictionary greatly offends me. Who gave them the right to define any one person or race. Is the publisher of Merriam God. Nope. So what gives him the right to call me a "Nigger." If he called all white people "Peckerwoods" then all white people would most likely be offended. Being labeled is not a good thing. I cant see how someone can support Merriam's definition. Personally, since the dictionary wants to define black people as "Niggers" then the dictionary should include all derogatory statements about all races. Steve Nolden