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- adjective dated, offensive Relating to the black
- adjective dated, offensive Black or dark brown in color.
- noun Alternative capitalization of
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The term negro, derived from the Spanish and the Latin words meaning
Pritchard and Latham rightly protest against the error of considering the term negro synonymous with African.
The term negro is not a national appellation, but is applied generally to about one-half of the population of Africa, including the most fertile portion of that continent.
The term negro is properly applied to the races inhabiting that part of Africa lying between latitude 10 degrees north, and 20 degrees south, and to their descendants in the old and new world.
Afro-American Encyclopaedia; or, The Thoughts, Doings, and Sayings of the Race, Embracing Addresses, Lectures, Biographical Sketches, Sermons, Poems, Names of Universities, Colleges, Seminaries, Newspapers, Books, and a History of the Denominations, Giving the Numerical Strength of Each. In Fact, It Teaches Every Subject of Interest to the Colored People, as Discussed by More than One Hundred of Their Wisest and Best Men and Women.
He argued that the word "negro" - which Suarez admitted using once - does not necessarily have racist connotations in the player's homeland in Uruguay.
Did they never use the term "negro", even in 1961?
Their manager, Kenny Dalglish, later reiterated that he did not regret the club's T-shirt gesture in support of Suárez, describing it as a "fabulous gesture", and the player also released his own statement in which he admitted using the word "negro" but made it clear that he did not accept the commission's decision that, said aggressively, it was unacceptable.
What we soon learned, however, was that Liverpool had no intention of showing any contrition, Suárez would not be apologising and, in the eyes of the club, the Football Association is to blame for damaging the reputation of a man that was found to have used the word "negro" seven times.
Luis Suárez insists he never used the word 'negro' in a derogatory way in his clash with Patrice Evra.
Liverpool's staunch defence of a player who has admitted using the Spanish word negro once during his row with Evra, but was found guilty of using it or negros seven times by an independent regulatory commission, has been viewed by many as the root cause.