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Re: Mighty white of you

Posted by ESC on August 08, 2001

In Reply to: Mighty white of you posted by Barbara Clayton on August 08, 2001

: Does anyone know the origin?

I would guess the Old South. "Mighty white of you" referring to the perceived superiority of the white race over others. Another phrase along that line -- "free, white and 21." Meaning someone with the freedom to do anything he or she wants.