Main Entry: up·pi·ty ne·gro
Pronunciation: 'up + -ity 'nE-(")grO
Function: proper noun
: a fearless black person who by social definition is "not in their place”
:a Black person who is committed to reversing the crimes of self-refusal, self-denial, and self-hatred that are endemic to the Black community and detrimental to the Black psyche
: UNAPOLOGETIC. VAINGLORIOUS. MULTIFARIOUS. JUST AUDACIOUS.
Nelson Mandela, Zora Neal Hurston, and Frederick Douglas are some examples of the uppity negro.
The real Uppity Negroes
are Black people who serve in official or unofficial leadership roles that supposedly serve the Black community
or cast themselves as Black leaders
, yet act like they are better than other Black persons who they perceive lie beneath their personal elite status
Uppity Negroes, for example, are NAACP
officials, or other advocates for the Black Community
who thumb their noses up in an uppity
manner or fail to speak to "common" Black persons
because they erroneously think that those persons somehow fall beneath their elite
negro who is not hood and goes to meetings and wears a tie and does other things that uppidty white people do also making him an uppity negro.
melissa's uppity negro dad bought chinese food and we ate it and spilt it on the floor just now