Posted by ESC on October 13, 2002
In Reply to: Re: Dirty N-word phrases.... posted by Adrian on October 13, 2002
: : Could someone tell me the origin of nigger knocking, or of the nigger chaser> thank you
: The now considered offensive nigger is a variation of negro (which some people also find offensive), which means black. Nigger knocking is just alliteration.
Nigger-knocking is when people in a vehicle stick a board out the window and knock down a black person who is walking along the road. I learned that phrase while reading a biography of Janis Joplin, who grew up in Texas. I guess nigger chasing would be along the same lines. Isn't that god-awful.