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  • n. Plural form of pickaninny.

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Examples

  • In 1987, then-newly elected Arizona Governor Evan Mecham - who defended his use of the term "pickaninnies" for blacks - rescinded the King holiday in Arizona.

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  • Yes, he used those words to shock and to consciously mock pomposity, but no, he doesn't really call people "pickaninnies".

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  • It was not a good place for their "pickaninnies" to go to.

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  • The hard labor of the farm was mostly done by them, and on the floor of the big kitchen, toward sundown, would be squatting a circle of twelve or fourteen "pickaninnies," eating their supper of pudding (Indian corn mush) and milk.

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  • These Snowball said were the "pickaninnies," -- the children of the taller ones.

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  • Besides bursting with factual errors, Skousen's book characterized African-American children as 'pickaninnies' and described American slave owners as the 'worst victims' of the slavery system.

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  • African-American children "pickaninnies" and pitied the poor American slave owners as the

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  • Besides bursting with factual errors, Skousen's book characterized African-American children as "pickaninnies" and described American slave owners as the "worst victims" of the slavery system.

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  • Even the women and the several pickaninnies of the plantation were lined up with the rest, two deep -- a horde of naked savages a trifle under two hundred strong.

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  • But they looked like human people, all right, Black or not, and they were pulling fruit down out of trees and berries off of bushes, feeding each other, a passel of pickaninnies following in their tracks.

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