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  • n. a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)


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  • As for being racist, I have a lot more sympathy for racist presumptions on the part of a black person -- any reasonably intelligent black person, let alone an actual scholar OF THE VERY SUBJECT -- in an encounter with the police than I would for the same presumptions from the police regarding a black person.

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