View single post by glc
 Posted: Thu Jun 21st, 2018 11:35 am
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I've never thought of that term having racial overtones. A huge segment of the South - White AND Black - made a (somewhat meager) living picking cotton.

Don't get me wrong, "Cotton Picker" can be used as a derogatory term - as in "You're just a dumb ol' cotton picker". But I've heard it used by whites on whites more than anyone else.