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Adrian Morgan wrote:
-->Oh, there was a shift from Negro to Black?
        Indeed there was; along about mid-60s, I'd say.  IIRC M.L.King Jr.
still used Negro, but the younger generation (black & white) shifted to
Black-- Black Power, Black is Beautiful etc.
        Within my lifetime, polite Northern usage has gone from darkie (rare
& mildly affectionate) to colored or formal Negro, to Black (where I'm still
stuck) to Afro-/African-American (too many syllables for my taste).  The
N-word has always been highly pejorative.    An elderly Southern lady of my
acquaintance still uses darkie/colored for those few she likes, N... for the
many  she doesn't.  Some "educated" Southerners, who simply couldn't manage
to enunciate Negro, used -- and still do-- Nigra, hardly an improvement over
N.... though I suppose they think so.

Re Australia-- it strikes me I haven't seen/heard/read "abo(s)" in a very
long time.

ObConlang/Culture:  Since all Kash are big and covered with black fur, and
look very much alike (to terran eyes at least), they lack anything
resembling racial discrimination.  Class, birth, intelligence-- OK, that's
fair game.  Actually, I think the descendants of the old nobility probably
suffer the most-- they tend to be viewed as Upper Class Twits.
Selected vocabulary:  tewas: delicate, elegant; cakatewas: affected.
    mola: valuable;  cakamola overly concerned with the value of things;
impressed by wealth.
    ambik:  proper, fitting; cakambik overly concerned with
manners/appearances.
    kambo: polite; cakambo obsequious; or, snooty, snobbish