GFunkMoneyDog wrote:Here goes my attempt at it. Most slaves were purchased in Nigeria, so a shortened term evolved (Nigger-Niggar) over Nigerian. Polish are referred to as Poles, Danish/Dane, Finnish/Finn, Turkish/Turk, ect, ect.
That makes sense, as most slaves were obtained from the coastal coves of West Africa. But it has definitely evolved into a derogatory slang term. Personally I don't mind the use of the term Hillbilly. Some say it was coined from early Appalachians supporting King William III in the early 1700. It becomes offensive when used to denigrate the entire Appalachian culture.