The Alternative English Dictionary: niggerization

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Entry definition

niggerization etymology nigger + ization
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (offensive, ethnic slur) The usually systematic act of dehumanizing black people.
    • 2008, David Hilliard, The Black Panther Party: service to the people programs The basic goals of niggerization were to promote white greed and hatred...
    • 2009, Cornel West, Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom What are the conditions under which black people will straighten their backs? How do you shake the niggerization out of black people?
quotations:
  • 1980, Piare Lal Sharma, India betrayed: First, there was urgent need for indentured labour, then the need to keep this labour force permanent; the denial of education at first, and later such facilities were made available but on the condition of proselytization and indoctrination, deculturization, dehumanization and niggerization.
Synonyms: niggeration
antonyms:
  • deniggerization

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