I have client in his 70’s who is a well regarded pillar of the local community and in addition to a well deserved reputation for fair dealing, usually always has a kind word for eyeryone regardless of race, creed or color. We were driving by a local high school the other day just after it had let out, and there were two black boys scuffling. One boy’s giant, low rider style pants had fallen down around his ankles so he was swinging at the other boy (ineffectually) with his boxers flapping in the wind.
He glanced at this scene as we passed by, sighed and muttered “Poor, silly negroes”, and went back to talking business.
I was surpised to hear him make this comment, but I though it was possibly just an artifact of his upbringing. Is “negroes” considered to be un-PC to the point of being racist these days, or not?