What both Smith and West embodied is the contemporary crisis of the Negro intellectual.
The unemployed, poverty-stricken white man must be made to realize that he is in the very same boat with the Negro.
Psychologically, the Negro male could not support his normal desire for dominance.
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” as he recalled driving by a housing project in Las Vegas.
Michelle Obama is a balm to dark-skinned and insecure Negro women.
A Negro came across the river with his boat loaded with oranges.
But the Negro cabins were upset and many of them were floating about.
Why should there not be, at need, a Negro State by the side of an Indian State?
Despotism is in the mores of Negro tribes, and of all Mohammedan peoples.
The Negro he found to be superstitious, just as we find them to-day.
"member of a black-skinned race of Africa," 1550s, from Spanish or Portuguese negro "black," from Latin nigrum (nominative niger) "black, dark, sable, dusky," figuratively "gloomy, unlucky, bad, wicked," of unknown origin (perhaps from PIE *nekw-t- "night," cf. Watkins). As an adjective from 1590s. Use with a capital N- became general early 20c. (e.g. 1930 in "New York Times" stylebook) in reference to U.S. citizens of African descent, but because of its perceived association with white-imposed attitudes and roles the word was ousted late 1960s in this sense by Black (q.v.).
Professor Booker T. Washington, being politely interrogated ... as to whether negroes ought to be called 'negroes' or 'members of the colored race' has replied that it has long been his own practice to write and speak of members of his race as negroes, and when using the term 'negro' as a race designation to employ the capital 'N' ["Harper's Weekly," June 2, 1906]Meaning "English language as spoken by U.S. blacks" is from 1704. French nègre is a 16c. borrowing from Spanish negro.