nigra nigra

Definition(s):

  • (n) (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Doctors have known for years that the symptoms of parkinsonism result primarily from the death of cells in a darkly pigmented part of the brain known as the substantia nigra.

News

  • Birch is Tree of Distinction

    An excellent example of a River Birch (Betula nigra) is found among the landscaping on the corner of the Enterprise Rental business. The Crossville Tree Board would like to call attention to this great species of Eastern trees.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Crossville Chronicle

Quotes

  1. After all Strom Thurmond is the man who said: "I wanna tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that there's not enough troops in the army to force the Southern people to break down segregation and admit the nigra race into our theaters, into our swimming...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Strom Thurmond Source: The Union Leader

  2. "I was colored," Jackson said of his youth in the 1950s. "I was Negro. I was 'Nigra.' I was African-American. I was black. I was multicultural."
    on May 25, 2008 By: Reggie Jackson Source: New York Times

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