Posted by Mia on October 15, 2002
In Reply to: Knockin' posted by ESC 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.
: : : Now, now, reader of the Janis Joplin biography- one might take your "God-awful" as offensive as well. I would think the "devil" would be more appropriate to depict the word awful.