In the season premiere of the U.S. tv show "Black-ish,” in an episode that tackles
who can use what racial slurs, “negro” comes up and causes offense to Black characters.
The following exchange occurs, between the protagonist’s consistently racist boss and the
“Well, in that case, maybe I should put a stop payment on the half-million dollar check
that I just wrote to the United Negro College Fund.”
“Come on, Mr. Stevens, be honest—you only wrote that check so you can say ‘Negro.’”
“Well, I definitely don’t do it so I _can’t_ say it.”
Jamaica Plain, MA
On Nov 1, 2015, at 5:53 PM, Jeff Kaufman via Callers
On Nov 1, 2015 3:30 PM, "John Meechan via Callers"
I have never heard the term gipsy used as a pejorative for Romany gipsies, in fact their
national body is called the Gipsy Council.
That might just mean it's an old organization. In the US the NAACP is a big national
organization which stands for "national association for the advancement of colored
people" but "colored people" is definitely not OK to use anymore.