That’s a slang term often used by blacks in describing white people, in a contemptuous way, much as the terms honkie and cracker do.
But there’s been any number of labels applied to Caucasians than those over the years: a la, the terms Round Eyes used by Asians and Asian-Americans, and a whole host of pejorative terms used by Indian tribes in the past; such as, Paleface, Yellow Eyes, Growlers (meaning causing extreme pain and growling sounds); and with the Mohawks referring to whites as “ota” (cow patties), which to them was what the Tam o’ Shanters worn by the early Scot settlers closely resembled.
However, they hardly compare to the epithets hurled at minorities by some on the losing side to show their contempt for their having voted overwhelmingly for Obama, albeit they were just the old ones dusted off.
Now, incredulous as many white Americans were in realizing from the election results that the political landscape had changed dramatically, what with minorities emerging as a powerful group to be reckoned with in future elections, there are those who’ll never accept the naked truth that whites can no longer claim to have exclusive right to sit in the driver’s seat they’ve sat in since the country’s founding.
And as startling, and even nauseating as it may be for some whites to hear, an US Census Bureau report of 8/14/2008 indicates, that at the present rate with which the minorities share of the population is increasing, whites will be a minority by 2042.
The largest growth will be among Hispanics, expected to number 133 million by then-almost a third of the projected population of 439 million by the mid-century mark.
Now, I won’t be here when that occurs. But to those who will, I’d strongly urge them to learn to speak the basic Spanish words, and so, too, their children. For I can foresee the day coming, when it’ll be someone with a spanish name taking the oath of office as president of the United States, and with the throngs yelling Viva el presidente—!
And to those who’d find such a happening impossible to conceive of, not even in their wildest imagination, I would simply remind them, that the opening words “We the people,” in the preamble to the United States Constitution were never intended by the founding fathers to be interpreted as being synonymous with white people, but rather signifying that we are one people.