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This will move some people to deny the contemptibility and wrong doing, or to excuse it in some way.
It can be transferred across races, as Hurston claims it is here, only through racist synecdoche; if characteristics of a "Nigger" include weakness and contemptibility, then another "weak, contemptible person" could be metaphorized as a "Nigger," but the word itself does not lose its racial valence.