Now around this time, Whites started callin' us Negroes
That's Spanish for black object meaning we're not really people
“Negro”, the antiquated racial slur, does indeed derive from the Spanish word that simply means “black”.
Interestingly, despite the words racist context in the history of the United States, it’s used as a non-derogatory descriptive term in some modern Latin American countries (with connotations more equivalent to calling someone “black” in the US).
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