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Posted by JEV on March 24, 2005

In Reply to: ORIGIN OF THE WORD,'NIGGER' posted by DA MINISTA on March 21, 2005

: During slavery slaves were sold to the americans by
: portuguese slave traders.
: The americans were buying ,"Ne-gros", which is spanish for black, the slaves owners coined the term, "[N-word]"
: trying to say, "Ne-gro", "Black".
: It did not start out as a derogatory term, it became
: that after slavery to the civil rights movment and today. Blacks today say it means, "A low life person" with that anyone can be a [n-word], this comes from a lack of research. Many blacks call themselves [n-word], why ? I don't know, but it just means, "BLACK".

It came from the fact that many of them were originally from the country of Niger in Africa.