Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Shine bar

From: Stephen Burridge (
Date: 01 Feb 2008

Apparently "Canadian" is now used the way they used "Fred":

On Feb 1, 2008 4:11 PM, Richard Moore <> wrote:
> I imagine someone has written a history of racial slurs. Many years
> ago when I worked in the Senate, I heard one of the oddest race-based
> terms from someone who worked for Senator Jesse Helms of North
> Carolina. The Helms staffer said something like "That will keep the
> Freds happy" or something like that. Asked to explain, he said that in
> the office they used the word "Fred" to signify any black person. It
> was an office code they used to identify (say when passing along a
> telephone call to another staffer) someone as black without anyone
> overhearing the term knowing what was going on.
> Richard Moore

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