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  •  Seeing people identified as "Negro" (3+ / 0-)

    in a newspaper was really quite shocking. But that's the way it was. Your grandfather was truly remarkable. Thank you for sharing this story.

    "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

    by BadKitties on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:10:43 AM PST

    •  That used to be the polite respectful title (3+ / 0-)

      used by, for example, the "United Negro College Fund" and the baseball Negro Leagues, and by Martin Luther King, Jr. in his writings and speeches. (The informal n****r term was the pejorative.) So, at one time, was "colored," still used by the NAACP. "Black" and "African-American" came to be preferred by many people of color after King's death and the rise of the Black Power movement.

    •  That was still a lot better (0+ / 0-)

      than the terms some of the Southern papers were using in the late 1800s

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 06:57:11 AM PST

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