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Encyclopedia > White nigger

Wigger is a jargon birthed in American culture that is defined as a white person who emulates phrases, mannerisms, and fashions stereotypically associated with urban Blacks; especially in relation to Hip hop lifestyle. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Stereotypes are ideas held by some individuals about members of particular groups, based solely on membership in that group. ... Look up urban in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Breakdancer in Ljubljana, Slovenia. ...


The term is a portmanteau combining the words white and nigger (or wannabe and nigger), and it has historically been used in a derogatory manner. The term wigger is generally used to describe a young, white mimicker of certain affectations of hip hop and thug culture. The word is considered offensive by some because of its similarity to nigger, it may also offend the person's social background and personal history (as it is believed that many "wiggers" grew up in a black environment), and because it reflects stereotypical notions about Urban Black Americans. Look up Portmanteau word in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nigger is an offensive term used to refer to dark-skinned peoples, especially Africans or people of African descent. ... Look up Wannabe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A word or phrase is pejorative or derogatory (sometimes misspelled perjorative) if it expresses contempt or disapproval; dyslogistic (noun: dyslogism) is used synonymously (antonyms: meliorative, eulogistic, noun eulogism). ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Thugs (alternatively written thugz), in the hip-hop/gangsta rap sense, are persons who are ruthless and who will do whatever it takes to get what they want. ...


In many ways the phenomenon of white people adopting "black" mannerisms, slang, and cool attitude has repeated itself in every generation since slavery was abolished. It has been documented in the United States, United Kingdom and other white-majority countries. It has been seen in the blackface musician of the 1800s; the White Negro of the 1920s and 1930s; the Zoot suiter of the 1930s and 1940s; the hipster of the 1940s; the beatnik and rock and roller of the 1950s; and the mod of the 1960s. Look up cool in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This reproduction of a 1900 minstrel show poster, originally published by the Strobridge Litho Co. ... Essay by Normal Mailer recording the wave of young white people in the 20s, 30s and 40s, who were so enamored of jazz and swing that they adopted the black culture as their own. ... For the film, see Zoot Suit. ... A hipster is a person who is strongly associated with a subculture that considers itself hip. ... Beatnik cartoon The term beatnik was coined by Herb Caen in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 2, 1958. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Mod (or, to use its full name, Modernism or sometimes Modism) was a youth lifestyle based around fashion and music that developed in London, England in the late 1950s and reached its peak in the early to mid 1960s. ...

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References in popular culture

  • In his song "The Way I Am", Eminem describes his characteristics as a wigger, and claims that criticisms of come from "cocky Caucasians" who think he is "some wigger who just tries to be black cause I talk with an accent and grab on my balls."[1]
  • Chicago rapper Marz, of Croatian descent, is a self-proclaimed wigger. One of his common lyrical sayings is "I'm a wigger with an attitude", and he has an Internet-released single called "Wigger Crown", which features lyrics such as: "If 50 Cent can go after Jigga and Nas/ I'ma go after the wigger crown/ y'all gone feel me now".

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See also

Look up chav, charva in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Cultural appropriation (also commonly refered to as cultural misappropriation or cultural theft) is the adoption of elements of cultural expression of one societal group, such as forms of dress or personal adornment, music and art, religion, language, or behavior, by an external group, who often ignore the underlying purpose and... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In African-American vernacular slang, Oreo Cookie (alternatively Oreo or Coconut) is a pejorative term for another African-American who has largely eschewed African American culture in order to ingratiate themselves to the European majority. ... Hip hop music, also referred to as rap or rap music, is a style of popular music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Gangsta rap is a subgenre of hip hop music which involves a lyrical focus on the lifestyles of inner-city or da hood gang members and other criminals. ... // The term as a pejorative epithet Uncle Tom is a pejorative term for a black person who is perceived by other blacks as obsequious or servile to white authority figures, or as seeking ingratiation with them by way of unnecessary accommodation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Twinkie is a Golden Sponge Cake with a Creamy Filling created by Hostess, and baked by Continental Baking Co. ...

References

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External links

  • BBC explanation of the term
  • Wigger Lover A blog exploring the social and historical context of "wigger" culture in the US

 
 

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