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Negro comes from the Greek word “necro”, meaning a dead, inanimate object. Interestingly, necro derives from “necromancy”, the Ancient Egyptian ritual for communicating with the dead. Many of us were taught that “negro” is latin for black, and of course, black people were called Negroes because of this. But ask yourself, if the latter is indeed true, how come Europeans aren’t called Blanco? Why aren’t Asians called Amarillo? Or “albus” and “flavus”, which are latin for white and yellow. I suppose people of African descent were given this distinctly colorful term by mere coincidence. No, any analytical mind can deduce there has to be more to the story. Negro (necro —> death) came to mean “black” because in Western culture black has always been symbolic for death, i.e., black shawls at funerals, black cats servants of the devil, the “black death”, etc. Thus, greek word necro (death) when translated to latin becomes negro (black). Historically, in feudal Europe, black was the universal description for impurity. So slave owners, believing their African slaves were impure and socially dead, had no better word to describe them than “Negro”. The term had very little, if anything at all, to do with skin color. Furthermore, consider that “Negro” is almost exclusively represented in the Western hemisphere. Native Africans weren’t called Negroes. There are many indigenous black ethnic groups around the world who have never identified as Negroes. That’s an objectifying term intentionally reserved for American blacks, who, undoubtedly, were reduced to such an outcome by the institution of slavery. Please research this topic and refrain from referring to a group of people as Negroes - it practically connotes they are not people at all. 

Negro comes from the Greek word “necro”, meaning a dead, inanimate object. Interestingly, necro derives from “necromancy”, the Ancient Egyptian ritual for communicating with the dead. Many of us were taught that “negro” is latin for black, and of course, black people were called Negroes because of this. But ask yourself, if the latter is indeed true, how come Europeans aren’t called Blanco? Why aren’t Asians called Amarillo? Or “albus” and “flavus”, which are latin for white and yellow. I suppose people of African descent were given this distinctly colorful term by mere coincidence. No, any analytical mind can deduce there has to be more to the story. Negro (necro —> death) came to mean “black” because in Western culture black has always been symbolic for death, i.e., black shawls at funerals, black cats servants of the devil, the “black death”, etc. Thus, greek word necro (death) when translated to latin becomes negro (black). Historically, in feudal Europe, black was the universal description for impurity. So slave owners, believing their African slaves were impure and socially dead, had no better word to describe them than “Negro”. The term had very little, if anything at all, to do with skin color. Furthermore, consider that “Negro” is almost exclusively represented in the Western hemisphere. Native Africans weren’t called Negroes. There are many indigenous black ethnic groups around the world who have never identified as Negroes. That’s an objectifying term intentionally reserved for American blacks, who, undoubtedly, were reduced to such an outcome by the institution of slavery. Please research this topic and refrain from referring to a group of people as Negroes - it practically connotes they are not people at all. 

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