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Negro

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Negro

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es

Negro (es)
  1. (archaic) A person of sub-Saharan African descent.
    • Encyclopaedia Britannica, "negro," 11th ed., page 344,
      In certain of the characteristics . . . the negro would appear to stand on a lower evolutionary plane than the white man, and to be more closely related to the highest anthropoids. The characteristics are length of arm, prognathism, a heavy massive cranium with large zygomatic arches, flat nose depressed at base, &c.
  2. (archaic) A person with black or dark brown skin.
    • 1963, Martin Luther King, Letter from a Birmingham Jail,
      Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself, and that is what has happened to the American Negro. Something within has reminded him of his birthright of freedom, and something without has reminded him that it can be gained.

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