Definition of Negro


I was shocked to see the following entry for Negro from the Encyclopedia Britannica, 1798 (emphasis mine);

“NEGRO, Homo pelli nigra, a name given to a variety of the human species, who are entirely black, and are found in the Torrid zone, especially in that part of Africa which lies within the tropics. In the complexion of negroes we meet with various shades; but they likewise differ far from other men in all the features of their face. Round cheeks, high cheek-bones, a forehead somewhat elevated, a short, broad, flat nose, thick lips, small ears, ugliness, and irregularity of shape, characterize their external appearance. The negro women have the loins greatly depressed, and very large buttocks, which give the back the shape of a saddle. Vices the most notorious seem to be the portion of this unhappy race: idleness, treachery, revenge, cruelty, impudence, stealing, lying, profanity, debauchery, nastiness and intemperance, are said to have extinguished the principles of natural law, and to have silenced the reproofs of conscience. They are strangers to every sentiment of compassion, and are an awful example of the corruption of man when left to himself.”

- The History of Human Rights-From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era by Micheline R. Ishay, p.113, try Google Book Search.

Jon Stewart’s “senior black correspondent” Larry Wilmore- The Daily Show
First Chapter of Ishay’s book


Well, you don't need to go back to 1798 to hear similar things said about gays. You don't even need to go back two weeks.

No bigot I have ever known was as scientistic or as vicious as the writer of this article in EB.

"Vices the most notorious seem to be the portion of this unhappy race: idleness, treachery, revenge, cruelty, impudence, stealing, lying, profanity, debauchery, nastiness...."

Sounds just about right.

Yeah this is an incredibly accurate description. Polital correctness was not clouding his judgment.

I don't see what the fuss is about. If this is public domain i'll use as instruction in my high school sociology class. Wow, imagine that someone in 1798 could peg the negro and his potential for the next two hundred years...

John B is absolutely spot on. Years and years of brainwashing have let a lot of people believe that the negro savage is part of the human race, when in reality it is just a subhuman ape. For evidence of this, go to

What's even more amazing is that 200+ years of our attempts to assimilate them into civilized human society, they have remained exactly the same.

You learn something new everyday. For years I was led to believe the scientific name for the Negro race was Homo negundo vulgaris. Incidentally, the latin ‘pelli’ translates to pelt……..a term traditionally referring to animals, not humans.

This totally accurate comment concerning negroes is right on the spot!! They are a worthless species of criminal parasites who bring nothing but misery and chaos to white society. My words may sound "racist" to some but if you think that way, drive through your average nigger neighborhood some fine evening with the windows rolled down and post your experience here on this website (if you live!!).


Interesting discussion on Human Rights. But haven't we done enough already? Check out this web site for facts about blacks:

Sad to say but, Blacks are pretty much what the article describes

This description is absolutely correct. And it's not some obscure magazine, it's Encyclopedia Britannica. From before PC era.

The discription sounds about right,..It is a, self evident, fact, that "Negros", are, for the most part, a blight, wherever they gather,& while there are rare exception, in that, now & again, you might come accross a "decent" negro,..they are the exception, that proves the rule,..


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