jigaboo


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(ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person

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Suddenly, Wannabee and Jigaboo women are transported to a mod-colored Madame Res-Res's Hair Salon to have it out.
Every time the Jigaboo women came on the screen, perhaps because of their dark skin and their free-form, unstraightened hair, there was the uncomfortable laughter of disapproval.
While the film halfheartedly focuses on a conflit between students and administration over whether black Mission College should divest from South Africa, its obsession is with gender and sexuality: The viewer is invited to witness entirely distinct male and female versions of a contest between light-skinned, afflunet Wannabeeds and dark-skinned, nappy-haired, lower-class Jigaboos.
She added: "Get the jigaboo up here and I will sort her out," said security man Philip White.
Thus, such terms as wops, frogs, yids, harps, jigaboos and coons were only too familiar to folks in the long ago.
The Don Imus affair (Google: nappy-headed hos, jigaboos and
Well, I think I see a nigger at the bar talking to the two guinea owners, and next to them are a couple of wops, one kike, two greaseballs, a squarehead, three gooks, one frog, two limeys, a couple of sheenies, two jigaboos, one hunky, funky boogie--bid 'em up
They think these figures look like these old paintings with jigaboos - you know those old paintings that white people did in order to make fun of black people.
On the other hand, for the film's first extended dance sequence, in which Jigaboos and lighter-skinned Wannabes taunt each other, Lee uses flamboyantly contrasting colors to point towards an active social conflict, rather than passive individual association.
The Jigaboos and the Wannabes dance a vigorous number that is nothing if not athletic, and the dance of the Gammas similarly requires strength and flexibility.