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- n. Plural form of black.
- n. A kind of ink in used in copperplate printing, prepared from the charred husks of the grape and the residue of the wine press.
- n. Soot flying in the air.
- n. Black garments, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The name of a kind of in used in copperplate printing, prepared from the charred husks of the grape, and residue of the wine press.
- n.pl. Soot flying in the air.
- n.pl. Black garments, etc. See Black, n., 4.
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In the seventh Annual Report it is said, "An effort for the benefit of the blacks, in which all parts of the country can unite, of course must not have the abolition of slavery for its immediate object; _nor may it aim directly at the instruction of the blacks_."
It is better for the enemy that this vast majority be split up into what they call blacks and then Indians and Coloureds.
And we had the colored people, which they call blacks now — I was always taught to call them colored people — but they would help if the husband ....
He's an odd fellow at the best of times, and to-night he's got an attack of what he calls the blacks -- his form of blues.
Nighttime -- bright moonlight, scene colored mostly in blacks, blues and purples.
Presumably a positive statement about blacks would be allowed, but a negative statement about blacks is not.
The reason that you don't see a rebellion against SSI by urban poor and blacks is because it is not racist.
On the one hand, you had J.C. Calhoun, saying that slavery frees blacks from the horrors of Northern capitalism and that if slavery were abolished that raised the horrifying prospect of white enslavement.
But the clear impact on ghettoized blacks is evident to anyone with eyes and experience.
The Drug Policy Alliance reports: In Los Angeles County, with nearly ten million residents and over a quarter of California's population, the marijuana possession arrest rate for blacks is 332% higher than the arrest rate for whites.