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Synonyms for picaninny
(ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
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While actual black children performed in the picaninny choruses, the most famous black "child" on both the European and American stages was Topsy.
Playing a misbehaving and rebellious female picaninny represented a therapeutic opportunity for white women, providing access to realms of prepubescent expressive freedoms womanhood was otherwise constructed against.