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Synonyms for darkie

(ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people

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No one today would write such a song, the reference to "darkies" being especially irritating and terrible.
The first teams to hit the ground were BZ FC versus Darkies in a game that BZ won 4-3 and another match that drew a large crowd was the game between Monarch First XI and Mexican Dogs, which ended with a 0-0 stalemate.
Blacks were "happy darkies" despite their enslavement, "always singing, dancing, or both" (80) in cotton fields.
DP: These toys, games, sheet music about "coons" and "darkies"-all these millions, and I mean literally millions, of objects--were integral to maintaining Jim Crow.
Smart and clever, in spite of referring to themselves as "dumb darkies" in front of a white police officer, H.J.
''The relationship of Negroes and Democrats is truly a master-slave relationship, with the benevolent master knowing what's best for his simple minded darkies.''
The general argued that freedom of speech means "darkies" should be acceptable too.
She found imaginative ways to integrate such images as Aunt Jemimas, "picanninies," grinning "darkies," and watermelons into her work.
This man went on to roll out S the old chestnut - that he would be better off on benefits, that he is sick of having to buy value beans while the "darkies" down his road were getting benefits and that he shouldn't pay so much tax.
Did Philip tell her we should close our borders on all the darkies, slanty-eyed and potbellied commies outside the EU, while keeping them open for the Greeks (his old family) and the Germans (his new one)?
As Nicholson points out, the Churchill Downs grandstand wasn't integrated until the 1960s; in 1986 the Kentucky legislature was moved to sanitise the song's lyrics in 1986, replacing 'darkies' with 'people'.
The first commonality among Aeolian performances was a three-act structure: Typically, Aeolians performed the first act "As Citizens," that is, without blackface, while the second and third acts were performed as "Darkies," usually qualified by "Northern" and "Southern," although Ordway would add "Plantation Darkies" as a fourth act on rare occasions.
"Daddy Joel Harris and His Old-Time Darkies." The Southern Literary Journal 1:1 (1968): 20-41.
I spent three years trying to explain to one contact, Marjorie Mortimer-Jenkins, that 'darkies' (as she called black people) moving into her hamlet wasn't a story.