Waiter Reparations (1984 – Present day)
Waiter Reparations, slang. A waiter that has been stiffed and under-tipped by the African-American community so many times that he or she believes their obligations for the evils of slavery have already been fulfilled.
“I’ve already paid my fair share to the blacks by the lack of money I did not make when I was waiting tables. I’ve done my part in paying waiter reparations.”
Please refer to Department of Treasury Form 2-X-90007 Adjustment Claim African-American Reparation Form for Service Employee Workers
A slang phrase for an African American.
Tim: "Hey, do you think Barak Obama will get the black vote?"
John: "Yeah sure, because he's a roosevelt."
A Greek term, whose English equivalent is the slang term nigger. Very similar to Mavro, which is an African-American, except arapi is used in a offensive manner. Credit to Dimitris and his grandmother for this translation.
Boy 1: Did you see that there nigger?
Boy 2: Shhh! They might hear you! Use arapi instead.
Boy 1: Arapi? What does that mean?
Boy 2: It's greek for nigger!
*African-American toting a 9 MM semi-automatic handgun overhears the last word of the previous conversation*
African-American Gentleman: Yo, which one of you just said the n-word?
Boy 2: That whitey over there!
*African-American gentleman leaves*
Noun (slang) A name for people of african descent and/or of the negro race who are citizens of the United States. Sometimes generally applied to any dark skinned person living in america. Not common in current use, it has been replaced with african american, for no appearent reason other than the two following; Possibly to distance the speaker or the referents from the late 1960s/early 1970s era when the term was in very common and popular use, or to make it harder to spell, to pronounce, and to use more characters in written material.
Of the socially acceptable and non slur terms used for people of the negro race in the 20th century like colored, of color, afro american, black, minority, or african american, my personal favorite is afro american.
|5.||african american express|
First used by Kanye West. Slang for AmEx's "Black Card"
I went to the malls and I balled too hard
'Oh my god, is that a black card?'
I turned around and replied, why yes but I prefer the term
African American Express
The word 'Nigga' is a variation of the word 'nigger'. Yes, it was a bad thing in the past, used by white people to make themselves feel superior. But today, the word 'nigga' is used amongst african-americans in a positive manner. Some may say it's giving us an opportunity to bring segregation back, but that's not what it is at all. We've taken something negative, something that originally signified the 'lowliness' of African Americans, and turned it into something positive. Something that signifies the acceptance of African Americans amongst themselves.
"Hey, Nigga, what's up?"
"Nothin'. Gettin' ready to go shoot some hoops. Wanna come?"
"Yeah, let me get my coat."
Etymology: slang deviation from “nigger,” which itself is an alteration of earlier neger, from Middle French negre, from Spanish or Portuguese negro, from negro black, from Latin niger
1. The slang term “nigga” is used by and among Blacks usually as a term of affection or endearment or a form of non-offensive address that developed as a way for Blacks to re-appropriate (claim) the word “nigger” to convey affection rather than hatred. The word is increasingly being used among non-Blacks in a similar manner, especially young people. Yet, the word can also be used offensively in the same manner as “nigger” by Blacks and non-Blacks alike.
2. The word “nigger” is a word expressive of racial hatred and bigotry used to refer to Blacks, members of any dark-skinned people group, and/or members of a socially disadvantaged class of persons, and is the most offensive and inflammatory racial slur in the English language in referring to Blacks such that it is now often referred to as “the ‘n’ word.”
3. Not all Blacks use the word "nigga" and a debate exists among Blacks as to whether Blacks themselves should use it. A debate also exists among Blacks as to whether non-Blacks should use the word even if the non-Black uses the word in a non-offensive, non-inflammatory, non-racist, and affectionate or endearing manner just as Blacks use it. Interestingly, many Blacks who use the word have accepted its use by Puerto Ricans possibly due to long-t...