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the quality or state of being black.
the quality or state of being a black person.
Contemporary Examples

An Open Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder: It’s Not About Race Ron Christie July 16, 2014
War Is Hell and Such Good Fun Don Gomez November 10, 2014
Black Friday Is Like Occupy Wall Street Lee Siegel November 25, 2011
Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed Terry Greene Sterling March 31, 2014
Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show Robert W. Chambers February 19, 2014

Historical Examples

Illumination and its Development in the Present Day Sidney Farnsworth
K Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Indians of the Painted Desert Region George Wharton James
The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
Narcissus Evelyn Scott



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