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OK. This has gone on a bit and, as has happened so often in the past to me
on this List, I have got sucked in. In speaking of variation in language, a
very hot topic here in the past, let’s bear in mind that among
African-Americans the word Negro has now developed a special usage, e.g.
Anthony Anderson of Blackish said at the NAACP Image Awards show, in
responding to charges that Blacks voted for Obama b/c he’s Black, that
“there’s not a Negro in the house who would vote for Ben Carson.” I wouldn’t
try to define it precisely but it has a pejorative connotation – no,
Just an example of variety and change in language and I don’t doubt Spanish
over the past few decades has developed sensitivities over the use of terms
to label people by phenotype.

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