red nigger

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red nigger (plural red niggers)

  1. (ethnic slur, derogatory, slang) A Native American person
  2. An African-American of mixed European descent
    • 2001 Patricia Ismond Abandoning Dead Metaphors
      epithets - "red nigger" and "Shabine" - which are synonymous in the local idiom, describe persons of mixed African and European blood, this being the first point of identification between Walcott and his protagonist. As " red nigger", the lower-class counterpart to the "mulatto", Shabine comes from the ranks of the ordinary man.

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for natives

For African-Americans