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Betreft: Re: Self-Use of Ethnic Insults (was: Re: Ebonic Christmas )

From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Friday, January 14, 2000, 9:29
>>> Ed Heil <edheil@...> 01/13 10:26 >>>
I predict that within 30 years, due to the taboo on its use as a racial stereotype and the mainstreaming of rap music, "nigga" will lose its racial meaning and become a term for "friend" or "comrade." <<<<<<<<< I doubt it. Take a look at "indio". It used to indicate a native american, but became an insult. So the term "indi'gena" was made. Now that has become en insult too, as I found out once. Just because the people that are meant by it still have low social status. So in my opinion if a person called a "nigga" will remain low social status, the term will remain it too, I guess.