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house nigger

highly offensive A disparaging term for a black person, likening him or her to a subservient slave, i.e., one who works in the house of the slavemaster.
See also: house, nigger

nigger in the woodpile

An outdated and highly offensive phrase that was used to describe something suspicious.
See also: nigger
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But once the village leader is beaten (or as Marlow puts it, "whacked") he becomes "the old nigger.
According to her, there are 11 places, in the province, with the offending "N-word, " two of which are Nigger Rock, and Niger River, * and the government has agreed.
The negro and nigger identities that I linguistically researched and explained in my previous article are so-named people who have assimilated to White supremacy to the degree that the historical memory of being African is either forgotten or discarded as the renamed negro/nigger has accepted the inferior identity and aesthetics enforced and projected regularly by White America.
Nillmon feels himself lunging toward Fon, pushing him out of the car with his foot, and blasting his body till it swells and bleeds black blood like that Huntsville nigger they got last year .
We don't keep niggers," he said, "we don't want social equality.
Nowhere in the narrative, here nor elsewhere (as in Belfast's attempts to make him comfortable), is there a sign of a color bar, but racism, introduced by the reference to Wait as "the nigger" and used constantly, becomes increasingly prominent, heralded by the description: "a head powerful and misshapen, with a tormented and flattened face--a face pathetic and brutal; the tragic, the mysterious, the repulsive mask of a niggers soul" (Nigger 11).
And that old nigger does nothing but look up at her with one chalky eye and shake his head, all grateful.
Reading The N Word should be hard to do, however, and Jabari Asim does an excellent job of illustrating the racist history of the United States, which cannot be truly conveyed without spelling out every letter of this terrorizing word, nigger.
48) In contrast, Minucci's counsel, Albert Gaudelli, repeatedly argued that Minucci's use of nigger should be ignored--that Minucci's use of the word was not intended to be a racial epithet.
It had happened on the night of the lynching of Rye Johnson--"Uncle Rye," as he had been known to the white families until his lynching; after which, he was called "Nigger Rye" or "That Johnson Nigger," or "The Nigger Who Raped that Cuthbertson Woman.
Hello, folks, raised in the South among the coloured folk, and working the fields of corn with them all the days of my life, I will sing them good old Southern songs, so now I'm going to sing you a little of Run, Nigger, Run, the Patter-roller'll Catch You.
Academically speaking, the word nigger had a mild and decidedly inoffensive beginning.
Speaking outside Liverpool Magistrates' court, Mr Jones said: "People do not understand the ridiculousness of what I am being charged with: calling another black man a nigger.
Black writer Robert DeCoy also tried to apply the same racial shock therapy to whites when he titled his novel ``The Nigger Bible.
No one seems to dispute that Coleman, whose one real talent for police work was ingratiating himself with his targets, got along well with blacks in Tulia while he was working undercover, to such a degree that his claim of using the word nigger as a term of endearment rather than an epithet is more plausible than Blakeslee seems to think.