Born To Be Miserable

Saturday, October 29, 2011

New management for a Community Pentecostal Church" known as "World of Pentecost" still needed by Kimberly Koerber-Bauer-Koerber

As The World Turns...
News About The "World Of Pentecost"
Denomination - E. Main St. Columbus, Ohio

The link and picture of the old pastor of the World of Pentecost, a neighborhood Church that needs a strong family and a revival to help the adjacent black crack and crime infested neighborhood is the following:
Part of the story is below:

A pastor accused of stealing more than $1 million from his former church took the stand on Thursday morning to testify in his defense.

David Thompson was the former pastor of The World of Pentecost Church on East Main Street, 10TV's Tanisha Mallett reported.

Prosecutors said between 1998 and 2007, Thompson falsified tax records and stole money from the church to use for his own personal expenses.

Thompson testified that he used money from the church's building fund for his lifestyle, but said it mostly went to run the church.

Thompson said he had the authority to use the funds.

"I felt as the pastor and as the overseer I was mandated first and foremost from God and also from the bylaws that I was to take care of the welfare of the church, and I put more emphasis on the people versus a building," Thompson said.

Prosecutors said Thompson handled two funds at the church: the building fund, which was money for maintaining the church and the assistance fund, made up of tithes and offerings from the congregation, which was the only funding source to be used for his salary.

Prosecutors allege that Thompson co-mingled those accounts and used them all for himself.

"I did not take building fund money out from the building fund and spend it on myself," he said.

Thompson said that between 1998 and 2007 he spent tens of thousands of dollars on personal items, including four cars, private school for his children, and a boat and a pool for his house but said his spending adhered to the church's bylaws.

He admitted on the stand that he drained the church of all its money and he apologized.

"To this day I'm still very, very, sorry," Thompson said.

If found guilty, Thompson faces up to 87 years in prison.

Previous Story:

February 27, 2009: Ex-Pastor Accused Of Stealing More Than $1M From Church

"Read all about it: Governor Bev Perdue of North Carolina"

Governor Perdue of North Carolina seems to be motivated for change.  Her Facebook link is an follows:

North Carolina "Conference for Women"

Now, a word from "The DEA Pigs" about "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Pills of all kinds

Saturday, October 29th: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

October 28th, 2011 Posted by Tracy Russo

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is partnering with national, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, as well as community coalition groups to hold a third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

On Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, Americans will be able to drop off their expired, unused, and unwanted pills at sites across the country free of charge, no questions asked. By doing so, they will be helping prevent drug abuse and theft.

Find a collection site near you.

Americans participating in DEA’s two previous National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events turned in more than 309 tons of pills at more than 5,300 sites manned by over 3,800 federal, state and local law enforcement partners.

Prescription drugs that languish in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse, creating a public health crisis. The rate of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. today is at an alarmingly high level—two-and-a-half times more people currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants combined, according to the recently released 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The same study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart:

“We all have another unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against prescription drug abuse by participating in the third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event. Americans overwhelmingly responded to the first two national Take-Back Day events, and we hope the October 29th event is no different. With everyone’s support, we can reduce the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, while increasing the awareness of this important public health issue.”

Find a collection site near you.

For more information on the National Take-Back Day events, visit
DEA site:

Personal Commentary by Kimberly Koerber-Bauer-Koerber
     in Columbus, Ohio

This is a great idea for prescription pill junkies BUT this event was not widely publicized!  What about Public Service announcements or ads about this in the paper, DEA?  Totday is the day, I never heard of this before
receiving the email about it :(  I think the DEA pigs, or someone blew it this time in regard to getting this prescription take back campaign started, unfortunately, and the contact for Ohio:  Tony Marotta at 614-255-4200 could be a known character on television by now - instead of so many election commercials.  

"The Cottage Cheese Diet" by Kimberly Koerber-Bauer-Koerber

A cottage Cheese quiz:
Does this green bowl contain
2 cups, or 16 ounces of
large curd,
not reduced fat
cottage cheese?

An antique postcard about cottage cheese
as a meat substitute
 I started eating cottage cheese daily as a health remedy because I have never eaten many dairy products and was having 'bone aches' and occasional 'muscle aches'.
I thought that amybe adding cottage cheese to my diet would help to add the needed calcium, so I started eating a 16 ounce container daily along with
"whatever else" as a food
related cure.

Cottage Cheese fills me up and right out of the container, it is sealed and 'right from the factory'.  Cottage cheese is also somewhat bland, but a non- offensive, non irritating food, which is easily digested.

After eating cottage cheese for two months, I lost a little weight (not a remarkable amount) but the most amazing thing about it was that I recently got my menstral periods back.  My menstral periods ceased after I turned 50 years old.  I will be 54 in July.  This is not a spotty menstral period, but a reb blood full menstral period.  This is amazing to me, because I thought my childbearing years were over.  Imagine that - I have an adult son age 26 and now could have a small baby in addition to this. I don't think that this diet is FDA advised, but - this is what occurred in my life!  This type of information , though, could make cottage cheese prices rise, but also could help the agricultural industries. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Open Letter to the Department of Justice, Washington, DC in regard to "Sexual Harassment" in Ohio by Kimberly Koerber-Bauer-Koerber

"Ok. ok - I got to be 'bait on a hook" but I am still wriggling and alive! I am not Afraid of You!"

October 28, 2011


I am currently in Columbus, Ohio. I would prefer not to be here, but my fiance decided to come back here. the reason I would prefer not to be here is that crooks created a "development" Cult for developmentally disabled females who have a low IQ and then abused the rest of us. I was put in a position of being in a police role and never getting paid, because of entrapment for information to begin with, then being thrown out of my house. In Ohio, they wanted the women to have to contend with sexual harassment, so I got raped by blacks. This occurred in Wooster, Ohio after my ex-spouse went to Florida. I was embarrassed about this, and wanted to forget that it ever happened, due to living in that abusive community to begin with where other crooks were, and never intended to go back there. This was supposed to be a qualifier, according to crooks, in getting employed in this police mode in Ohio which is also apparent on the police/Internet auditory mode. Still, they did intend to me to be in a job category to get paid, yet put a retarded women on cocaine into a hooker political launch for the state of Ohio and made it impossible for me to get a job. Also,. because the perpetrators knew that i was sexually harassed and was raped , and complained about this before but did not file a formal complaint that was actually listened to in Ohio, I was supposed to be gay. I was never gay either. I am currently in a relationship that I have been in since 2007, and this is why I said - "Alright",
in a depressed way when the man wanted to come back to Ohio again to drive a cab as he had done before.

Also, perpetrators went to the College of Social Work and created "The Office of Female Empowerment" at Ohio state University College of Social Work, my Alma Mater. This "Office of Female Empowerment" cannot be used at all by anyone and is a racketeering entity.

I am really tired of being stuck in Ohio compiling and sending complaints because of what crooks created. This is a waste of my time and my life. I have been in an unpaid police internship for 17 years and am more qualified than most of the people to be gainfully employed for a salary, yet the State of Ohio has chose this guerrilla tactic and has chosen not to deal with International Operatives here in Columbus, Ohio and in other cities tearing up the state local and Federal Government and other areas. This is a joke to the perpetrators. This would be the reason they put retarded or young or questionable people into police position here in Ohio to begin with.

Sexual Harassment had to do with this and the"Masturbating In Mirrors" thing that imbeciles came up with to degrade me. The point here is that I am supposed to be a trapped hostage, with no knowledge, to be less than even the corrupt morons placed in viable paid position. This is sickening to keep listening to, especially when the people chosen were professional prostitutes to begin with.

I would like to get a police placement in another state. My son is currently in North Carolina in jail in Gaston. I would like to be in Raleigh. NC or some other city in a paid position, since this is not working out in Ohio. All the cult did was make me into a homeless woman who 'had to' depend on a man because they took me out of my career path.

A perpetrator online knew that I was robbed, and now claims that I have no degree because of it's interference in m y life. It has to be one of the paper thieves. People like this are of no use to me - I have no money , no car, and became a welfare client in Ohio thanks to corruption. Sexual harassment and some of these people are no good, and are involved in violating my boundaries. I think this is some crook's thing to trap people and masturbate to out of spite. In many cases, women do not report sex related crimes because they do not like the reaction of the courts or police who become abusive and vindictive and want to 'blame the victim". Maybe the person with the sex problem online is part of the court.

If you take a look at "Born To Be Miserable" you can see some of the other 'wonderful' things that occurred in my life thanks to Ohio corruption, where women are disrespected if they are not part of corruption or prostitution to begin with and never become this.

A crook came up with creating an on line development program that included a man who was detestable (Richard Lakin) and knew that he was hated for sexually harassing me at a place of employment. Crooks continue to do this to annoy me. In fact, I quit that job because of the man and the job was in a facility where they were 'supposed to' be packaging "Royal" brand gelatin and pudding (fine white powder) in Seville, Ohio. My grandfather, whose wife was later beaten up retired, and was not able to get his pension, but his last meals in the hospital thanks to getting ill consisted of "Gelatin Only" as some kind of sordid joke. For some reason, this became something to fixate on although the crooks claim that this was not a cocaine facility. If not, I think, why keep me stuck in this, like some kind of Mob victim? "Teamsters" have also been a consistent and longstanding 'problem' in my life.

I am not getting paid to 'fight corruption' in this state. I need to get into a real life and allow other people to deal with Ohio criminals, but in many cases, the people chosen are also part of the crime or cult in Ohio. I like being in a police role in which I have experience, but in Ohio crooks made certain to degrade police and rip off police funding.  Crooks in Columbus, Ohio are also not dealing with International Crime that was developed by selling intelligence/police id's to people from other countries - particularly African countries, who are here in Columbus, Ohio 'roosting'.

The above also appears on "Born To Be Miserable" located at


Kimberly Koerber-Bauer-Koerber

Monday, October 24, 2011

Open Letter to Journey Through Aging - 8:00-9:00 am every Saturday - WRDF 880AM

Green = "Growth" at any age

Dear Mr Joe Wrobbel,

I enjoyed hearing your show on NPR aka WOSU Columbus, Ohio. I think that you are relevant, and are involved in some of the issues that I, a woman who is now in my 50's am now facing. I wish you would have been around years ago to deal with elder abuse as it applies to Wexner Heritage Village aka "the Limited Companies and the expansion of same in Ohio. As the old saying goes "They aren't just whistlin' Dixie anymore"...aka They are much more that a textile industries firm with models and were part of nursing home abuse - a concept which expanded and is now part of Ohio's organized crime and racketeering problem. My grandmother, then in her 70's was also beaten black and blue and I 'think" her issue had to do with a drug cartel which came into Ohio from Bridgeville, Pennsylvania - a senior citizens apartment complex there was affected at the time. :(   Also, I am a Social worker and appreciate listening to your viewpoints and show.​

I would like to hear a show on the following:

1. Employment related issues tend to be a problem especially for single women in this category. We in Ohio were bashed by organized crime for a long time - and employment in affected lives became difficult - if the individuals were not self-employed in one way or another.​

2.  The show could be made better by Including in-person and on-location interviews from people in the aging population group. ( I am one - at the age of 53 as are others.) 

and on WOSU in Columbus, Ohio

Time Marches on...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

An interesting article from Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorbalia from Ferris State University

There is a direct and strong link between the word nigger and anti-black caricatures. Although nigger has been used to refer to any person of known African ancestry,2 it is usually directed against blacks who supposedly have certain negative characteristics. The Coon caricature, for example, portrays black men as lazy, ignorant, and obsessively self-indulgent; these are also traits historically represented by the word nigger. The Brute caricature depicts black men as angry, physically strong, animalistic, and prone to wanton violence. This depiction is also implied in the word nigger. The Tom and Mammy caricatures are often portrayed as kind, loving "friends" of whites. They are also presented as intellectually childlike, physically unattractive, and neglectful of their biological families. These later traits have been associated with blacks, generally, and are implied in the word nigger. The word nigger was a shorthand way of saying that blacks possessed the moral, intellectual, social, and physical characteristics of the Coon, Brute, Tom, Mammy, and other racial caricatures.
The etymology of nigger is often traced to the Latin niger, meaning black. The Latin niger became the noun negro (black person) in English, and simply the color black in Spanish and Portuguese. In Early Modern French niger became negre and, later, negress (black woman) was clearly a part of lexical history. One can compare to negre the derogatory nigger – and earlier English variants such as negar, neegar, neger, and niggor – which developed into a parallel lexico-semantic reality in English. It is likely that nigger is a phonetic spelling of the white Southern mispronunciation of Negro. Whatever its origins, by the early 1800s it was firmly established as a denigrative epithet. Almost two centuries later, it remains a chief symbol of white racism.

Social scientists refer to words like nigger, kike, spic, and wetback as ethnophaulisms. Such terms are the language of prejudice – verbal pictures of negative stereotypes. Howard J. Ehrlich, a social scientist, argued that ethnophaulisms are of three types: disparaging nicknames (chink, dago, nigger, and so forth); explicit group devaluations ("Jew him down," or "niggering the land"); and irrelevant ethnic names used as a mild disparagement ("jewbird" for cuckoos having prominent beaks or "Irish confetti" for bricks thrown in a fight).3 All racial and ethnic groups have been victimized by racial slurs; however, no American group has suffered as many racial epithets as have blacks: coon, tom, savage, picanniny, mammy, buck, sambo, jigaboo, and buckwheat are typical.4 Many of these slurs became fully developed pseudo-scientific, literary, cinematic, and everyday caricatures of African Americans. These caricatures, whether spoken, written, or reproduced in material objects, reflect the extent, the vast network, of anti-black prejudice.

The word nigger carries with it much of the hatred and repulsion directed toward Africans and African Americans. Historically, nigger defined, limited, and mocked African Americans. It was a term of exclusion, a verbal justification for discrimination. Whether used as a noun, verb, or adjective, it reinforced the stereotype of the lazy, stupid, dirty, worthless parasite. No other American ethnophaulism carried so much purposeful venom, as the following representative list suggests:

Nigger, v. To wear out, spoil or destroy.

Niggerish, adj. Acting in an indolent and irresponsible manner.

Niggerlipping, v. Wetting the end of a cigarette while smoking it.

Niggerlover, n. Derogatory term aimed at whites lacking in the necessary loathing of blacks.

Nigger luck, n. Exceptionally good luck, emphasis on undeserved.

Nigger-flicker, n. A small knife or razor with one side heavily taped to preserve the user's fingers.

Nigger heaven, n. a designated place, usually the balcony, where blacks were forced to sit, for example, in an integrated movie theater or church.

Nigger knocker, n. axe handle or weapon made from an axe handle.

Nigger rich, adj, Deeply in debt but ostentatious.

Nigger shooter, n. A slingshot.

Nigger steak, n. a slice of liver or a cheap piece of meat.

Nigger stick, n. police officer's baton.

Nigger tip, n. leaving a small tip or no tip in a restaurant.

Nigger in the woodpile, n. a concealed motive or unknown factor affecting a situation in an adverse way.

Nigger work, n. Demeaning, menial tasks.5

Nigger has been used to describe a dark shade of color (nigger-brown, nigger-black), the status of whites who interacted with blacks (nigger-breaker, -dealer, -driver, -killer, -stealer, -worshipper, and -looking), and anything belonging to or associated with African Americans (nigger-baby, -boy, -girl, -mouth, -feet, -preacher, -job, -love, -culture, -college, -music, and so forth).6 Nigger is the ultimate American insult; it is used to offend other ethnic groups, as when Jews are called white-niggers; Arabs, sandniggers; or Japanese, yellow-niggers.

Americans created a racial hierarchy with whites at the top and blacks at the bottom. The hierarchy was undergirded by an ideology which justified the use of deceit, manipulation, and coercion to keep blacks "in their place." Every major societal institution offered legitimacy to the racial hierarchy. Ministers preached that God had condemned blacks to be servants. Scientists measured black heads, brains, faces, and genitalia, seeking to prove that whites were genetically superior to blacks. White teachers, teaching only white students, taught that blacks were less evolved cognitively, psychologically, and socially. The entertainment media, from vaudeville to television, portrayed blacks as docile servants, happy-go-lucky idiots, and dangerous thugs. The criminal justice system sanctioned a double standard of justice, including its tacit approval of mob violence against blacks.

Both American slavery and the Jim Crow caste system which followed were undergirded by anti-black images. The negative portrayals of blacks were both reflected in and shaped by everyday material objects: toys, postcards, ashtrays, detergent boxes, fishing lures, children's books. These items, and countless others, portrayed blacks with bulging, darting eyes, fire-red and oversized lips, jet black skin, and either naked or poorly clothed. The majority of these objects did not use the word nigger; however, many did. In 1874, the McLoughlin Brothers of New York manufactured a puzzle game called "Chopped Up Niggers." Beginning in 1878, the B. Leidersdory Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, produced NiggerHair Smoking Tobacco – several decades later the name was changed to BiggerHair Smoking Tobacco. In 1917, the American Tobacco Company had a NiggerHair redemption promotion. NiggerHair coupons were redeemable for "cash, tobacco, S. & H. Green stamps, or presents."

A 1916 magazine advertisement, copyrighted by Morris & Bendien, showed a black child drinking ink. The caption read, "Nigger Milk."

The J. Millhoff Company of England produced a series of cards (circa 1930s), which were widely distributed in the United States. One of the cards shows ten small black dogs with the caption: "Ten Little Nigger Boys Went Out To Dine." This is the first line from a popular children's story called, "The Ten Little Niggers."

Ten Little Nigger Boys went out to dine;

One choked his little self, and then there were Nine.

Nine Little Nigger Boys sat up very late;

One overslept himself, and then there were Eight.

Eight Little Nigger Boys traveling in Devon;

One said he'd stay there, and then there were Seven.

Seven Little Nigger Boys chopping up sticks;

One chopped himself in halves, and then there were Six.

Six Little Nigger Boys playing with a hive;

A Bumble-Bee stung one, and then there were Five.

Five Little Nigger Boys going in for Law;

One got in Chancery, and then there were Four.

Four Little Nigger Boys going out to Sea;

A Red Herring swallowed one, and then there were Three.

Three Little Nigger Boys walking in the Zoo;

The big Bear hugged one, and then there were Two;

Two Little Nigger Boys sitting in the Sun;

One got frizzled up, and then there was One.

One Little Nigger Boy living all alone;

He got married, and then there were None.7

In 1939, Agatha Christie, the popular fiction writer, published a novel called Ten Little Niggers. Later editions sometimes changed the name to Ten Little Indians, or And Then There Were None, but as late as 1978, copies of the book with the original title were being produced.8 It was not rare for sheet music produced in the first half of the 20th century to use the word nigger on the cover. The Howley, Haviland Company of New York, produced sheet music for the songs "Hesitate Mr. Nigger, Hesitate," and "You'se Just A Little Nigger, Still You'se Mine, All Mine." The latter was billed as a children's lullaby.

Some small towns used nigger in their names, for example, Nigger Run Fork, Virginia. Nigger was a common name for darkly colored pets, especially dogs, cats, and horses. So-called "Jolly Nigger Banks," first made in the 1800s, were widely distributed as late as the 1960s. Another common item – with many variants, produced on posters, postcards, and prints – is a picture of a dozen black children rushing for a swimming hole. The captions reads, "Last One In's A Nigger."

The racial hierarchy, which began during slavery and extended into the Jim Crow period, has been severely eroded by a civil rights movement, landmark Supreme Court decisions, a black empowerment movement, comprehensive civil rights legislation, and a general embracing of democratic principles by many American citizens. Yet, the word nigger has not died. The relationship between the word nigger and anti-black prejudice is symbiotic: that is, they are interrelated and interconnected, yet, ironically, not automatically interdependent. In other words, a racist society created nigger and continues to feed and sustain it; however, the word no longer needs racism, at least brutal and obvious forms, to exist. Nigger now has a life of its own.

One of the most interesting and perplexing phenomena in American speech is the use of nigger by African Americans. When used by blacks, nigger refers to the following: all blacks ("A nigger can't even get a break."); black men ("Sisters want niggers to work all day long."); blacks who behave in a stereotypical, and sometimes mythical, manner ("He's a lazy, good-for-nothing nigger."); things ("This piece-of-shit car is such a nigger."); foes ("I'm sick and tired of those niggers bothering me!"); and friends ("Me and my niggers are tight.").

This final usage, as a term of endearment, is especially problematic. "Sup Niggah," has become an almost universal greeting among young urban blacks. When pressed, blacks who use nigger or its variants claim the following: it has to be understood contextually; continual use of the word by blacks will make it less offensive; it is not really the same word because whites are saying nigger (and niggers) but blacks are saying niggah (and niggaz); and, it is just a word and blacks should not be prisoners of the past or the ugly words which originated in the past. These arguments are not convincing. Brother (Brotha) and Sister (Sistha or Sista) are terms of endearment. Nigger was and remains a term of derision. Moreover, the false dichotomy between blacks or African Americans (respectable and middle-class) and niggers (disrespectable and lower class) should be opposed. No blacks are niggers, irrespective of behavior, income, ambition, clothing, ability, morals, or skin color. Finally, if continued use of the word lessened its sting then nigger would by now have no sting. Blacks, beginning in slavery, have internalized the negative images that white society cultivated and propagated about black skin and black people. This is reflected in periods of self- and same-race loathing. The use of the word nigger by blacks reflects this loathing, even when the user is unaware of the psychological forces at play. Nigger is the ultimate expression of white racism and white superiority, irrespective of the way it is pronounced. It is a linguistic corruption, a corruption of civility. Nigger is the most infamous word in American culture. Some words carry more weight than others. At the risk of hyperbole, is genocide just another word? Pedophilia? Obviously, no: neither is nigger.

After a period of relative dormancy, the word nigger has been reborn in popular culture. It is hard-edged, streetwise, and it has crossed over into movies like Pulp Fiction (1994) and Jackie Brown (1997), where it became a symbol of "street authenticity" and hipness. Denzel Washington's character in Training Day (2001) uses nigger frequently and harshly.

Richard Pryor long ago disavowed the use of the word in his comedy act, but Chris Rock and Chris Tucker, the new black male comedy kings, use nigger regularly – and not affectionately. Justin Driver, a social critic, argued persuasively that both Rock and Tucker are modern minstrels – shucking, jiving, and grinning, in the tradition of Stepin Fetchit.9

Poetry by African Americans is also instructive, as one finds nigger used in black poetry over and over again. Major and minor poets alike have used it, often with startling results: Imamu Amiri Baraka, one of the most gifted of our contemporary poets, uses nigger in one of his angriest poems, "I Don't Love You."

. . .and what was the world to the words of slick nigger fathers too depressed to explain why they could not appear to be men.10

One wonders: how are readers supposed to understand "nigger fathers"? Baraka's use of this imagery, regardless of his intention, reinforces the stereotype of the worthless, hedonistic Coon caricature. Ted Joans's use of nigger in "The Nice Colored Man" makes Baraka's comparatively harmless and innocent. Joans tells the story about how he came to write this unusual piece. He was, he says, asked to give a reading in London because he was a "nice colored man." Infuriated by the labels "nice" and "colored", Joans set down the quintessential truculent poem. While the poem should be read in its entirety, a few lines will suffice:

. . .Smart Black Nigger Smart Black Nigger Smart Black Nigger Smart Black Nigger Knife Carrying Nigger Gun Toting Nigger Military Nigger Clock Watching Nigger Poisoning Nigger Disgusting Nigger Black Ass Nigger. . .11

This is the poem, with adjective upon adjective attached to the word nigger. The shocking reality is that many of these uses can be heard in contemporary American society. Herein lies part of the problem: the word nigger persists because it is used over and over again, even by the people it defames. Devorah Major, a poet and novelist, said, "It's hard for me to say what someone can or can't say, because I work with language all the time, and I don't want to be limited."12 Opal Palmer Adisa, a poet and professor, claims that the use of nigger or nigga is "the same as young people's obsession with cursing. A lot of their use of such language is an internalization of negativity about themselves."13

Rap musicians, themselves poets, rap about niggers before mostly white audiences, some of whom see themselves as wiggers (white niggers) and refer to one another as "my niggah." Snoop Doggy Dogg, in his single, "You Thought," raps, "Wanna grab a skinny nigga like Snoop Dogg/Cause you like it tall/and work it baby doll." Tupac Shakur, one of the most talented and popular rap musicians, had a song called "Crooked Ass Nigga." The song's lyrics included, "Now I could be a crooked nigga too/When I'm rollin' with my crew/Watch what crooked niggers do/I got a nine millimeter Glock pistol/I'm ready to get with you at the tip of a whistle/So make your move and act like you wanna flip/I fired thirteen shots and popped another clip."14 Rap lyrics which debase women and glamorize violence reinforce the historical Brute Caricature.

Erdman Palmore researched ethnophaulisms and made the following observations: the number of ethnophaulisms used correlates positively with the amount of out-group prejudice; and ethnophaulisms express and support negative stereotypes about the most visible racial and cultural differences.15

White supremacists have found the Internet an indispensable tool for spreading their message of hate. An Internet search of nigger using Netscape or Alta Vista locates many anti-black web pages: Niggers Must Die, Hang A Nigger For America, Nigger Joke Central, and literally thousands of others. Visitors to these sites know, like most blacks know experientially, that nigger is an expression of anti-black antipathy. Is it surprising that nigger is the most commonly used racist slur during hate crimes?

No American minority group has been caricatured as often, in as many ways, as have blacks. These caricatures combined distorted physical descriptions and negative cultural and behavior stereotypes. The Coon caricature, for example, was a tall, skinny, loose-jointed, dark-skinned male, often bald, with oversized, ruby-red lips. His clothing was either ragged and dirty or outlandishly gaudy. His slow, exaggerated gait suggested laziness. He was a pauper, lacking ambition and the skills necessary for upward social mobility. He was a buffoon. When frightened, the Coon's eyes bulged and darted. His speech was slurred, halted, and replete with malapropisms. His shrill, high-pitched voice made whites laugh. The Coon caricature dehumanized blacks, and served as a justification for social, economic, and political discrimination.

Nigger may be viewed as an umbrella term – a way of saying that blacks have the negative characteristics of the Coon, Buck, Tom, Mammy, Sambo, Picaninny, and other anti-black caricatures. Nigger, like the caricatures it encompasses and implies, belittles blacks, and rationalizes their mistreatment. The use of the word or its variants by blacks has not significantly lessened its sting. This is not surprising. The historical relationship between European Americans and African Americans was shaped by a racial hierarchy which spanned three centuries. Anti-black attitudes, values, and behavior were normative. Historically, Nigger more than any word captured the personal antipathy and institutionalized racism directed toward blacks. It still does.

© Dr. David Pilgrim, Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Phillip Middleton, Professor of Languages and Literature, Ferris State University.

Sept., 2001

1.  An earlier version of this paper, entitled "Purposeful Venom Revisited," was published in Gerald E. Matthews (editor), 1999 Journey Towards Nationalism: The Implications of Race and Racism. New York: Farber, pp. 91-93. David Pilgrim is a sociologist; Phillip Middleton is a linguist.

2 Dictionaries typically defined nigger as a synonym for Negro, Black, or dark-skinned people. See, for example, Wentworth, Harold (editor) 1944. American Dialect Dictionary. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, p. 412. Recent dictionaries are more likely to mention that nigger is a term of contempt. Please read, Charlie M. Williams, "Nigger," [], September 10, 2001.

3 Ehrlich, Howard J. 1973. The Social Psychology of Prejudice. New York: Wiley, p. 22. See also, Schaefer, Richard T. 2000. Racial and Ethnic Groups, 8th edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, p. 44.

4 Even innocent words – boy, girl, and uncle – took on racist meanings when applied to blacks.

5 See, Green, Jonathan. 1985. The Dictionary of Contemporary Slang. New York: Stein and Day, p. 190.

6 For a brief analysis of these terms see, Simpson, J.A. (editor). 1989. The Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 401-405.

7 "The Ten Little Niggers," in Jolly Jingles (No author or publication date given). Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company.

8 Christie, Agatha. 1939/1978. Ten Little Niggers. Great Britain: William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. Glasgow.

9 Justin Driver, "Black Comedy's Reactionary Hipness: The Mirth of a Nation," [], September 7, 2001.

10 Jones, Le Roi. Black Magic Poetry 1961-1967. 1969. New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company.

11 See Henderson, Stephen. 1972. Understanding the New Black Poetry. William Morrow and Company, pp. 223-225.

12 J. Douglas Allen-Taylor, "New Word Order," [], September 7, 2001.

13 Ibid.

14 Shakur, Tupac (1998). "Crooked Ass Nigga," (Online). Available at May 12, 1999.

15 Palmore, Erdman. 1962. 'Ethnophaulisms and Ethnocentrism." American Journal of Sociology 67 (January), pp. 442-445.

Addendum by Kimberly Koerber-B auer-Koerber

1.   The entire article, with pictures in full color is available to be seen at

2.   People 'think' this is historical and for some reason younger people think that their parents and others are being racist by mentioning the fact that blacks are animalistic unless more educated and prone to be thieves.  Liberal whites felt sorry for blacks who were thieves and then later regretted this.
3.  The things is that nigger crooks exist - if they were not part of a crime situation and are disengaged from 'black networks' to continue to play games, there is a reason.  Black networks are very plentiful and black antagonists and thieves are still around.

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