In his memoir, All SoulsIrish-American Michael Patrick MacDonald describes how many white residents of the Old Colony Housing Project in South Boston used this meaning to degrade the people considered to be of lower status, whether white or black. Retrieved April 17, Several late-nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British literary usages suggest neutral usage. Archived from the original on May 17, Norman Mailer wrote of the antecedents of this phenomenon in in his essay " The White Negro ". I have it downstairs buried in a box somewhere.
February 26, For the singer also known as "Nigga", see Flex singer. The book The N Word: The popular Victorian era entertainment, the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Mikadotwice uses the word nigger. Race, Sexuality, Animality: