Some political activists from the African-American community in the United States have a pejorative term for a black person believed to be unduly sympathetic to or enamoured of European-American culture: a “house negro”. The phrase comes from a famous speech made by Malcolm X in 1963 describing black revolutionary politics:
“If you’re afraid of black nationalism, you’re afraid of revolution. And if you love revolution, you love black nationalism.
To understand this, you have to go back to what [the] young brother here referred to as the house Negro and the field Negro — back during slavery. There was two kinds of slaves. There was the house Negro and the field Negro. The house Negroes – they lived in the house with master, they dressed pretty good, they ate good ’cause they ate his food — what he left. They lived in the attic or the basement, but still they…
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