A Moolenan is Italian slang for Person of Dark Pigmented Skin. Italians themselves have darker mixed races such as Sicilian or Southern Italian. It can be used in a much less derogatory fashion than calling someone a "nigger" or a "lazy nigger" because that implies that they are worthless and or lazy. Nigger is based on the term niggerdly which means slow and lazy. Another definition of nigger is as follows. Main Entry: nig·ger
Etymology: alteration of earlier neger, from Middle French negre, from Spanish or Portuguese negro, from negro black, from Latin niger
1 usually offensive; see usage paragraph below : a black person
2 usually offensive; see usage paragraph below : a member of any dark-skinned race
3 : a member of a socially disadvantaged class of persons <it's time for somebody to lead all of America's niggers...all the people who feel left out of the political process -- Ron Dellums>
usage Nigger in senses 1 and 2 can be found in the works of such writers of the past as Joseph Conrad, Mark Twain, and Charles Dickens, but it now ranks as perhaps the most offensive and inflammatory racial slur in English. Its use by and among blacks is not always intended or taken as offensive, but, except in sense 3, it is otherwise a word expressive of racial hatred and bigotry.
The term moolenan is just a refrence to the darkness of the persons skin. Even Italians call darker Italians and Sicilians Moolenan (moo-lin-yahn) or moolie all in good jest really. Just as Rick James was alleged to have ribbed Eddie and Charlie Murphy by calling them "The Darknesses'". Purely related to appearance of that of an Eggplant in similar shape and color. Moolenan is not a word that should cause the same effect as nigger when heard. It's more like "Damn, you have such a tan you look like an eggplant!"; or "You're as red as a Lobster!" **** Absoloutley nothing to do with personality or character. Just a joke thats funny to say in Italian. "Moolie" is a butchered form of the minced oath.
Grandma: "This new guy at church is so nice. He's a moolenan, ha ha. <smiles>"
Mafia Boss: "The moolenan in this house owes us money. You'll see him he's a real dark "moolenan".&quo t;
Restaurant Owner:" I have this new bartender, he's the best I've ever seen. I mean this moolenan is fucking incredible. <moves hands vigorously.
American bottom feeder: "I hate that moolie"