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Two blacks dont make a white

Posted by David FG on June 16, 2006

In Reply to: Two blacks dont make a white posted by richard burgess on June 16, 2006

: where does the phrase 'two blacks dont make a white' come from ? -and does it have a racial origin?

It is not a phrase I have heard, but I assume it is a variant on 'two wrongs don't make a right' which is in common usage. It simply means that two negatives don't make a positive.

Although I doubt that your phrase has a racial origin, I wouldn't use it in case that interpretation were put upon it.