The problem is in the racist, not in the Biblical term, Kushi, that is inherently no different that calling someone Dutch or French. The adjective “dirty” is the indication that racism was intended. A “dirty Dutchman” (I’m Dutch) or “dirty Frenchman”, like “dirty Jew” are all racist indicated by the hateful adjective in front of it.
Further, Kushi is not at all similar to the American “n word”. Preferring “dirty black” or “dirty African American” are no better. They’re no less racist—hate-filled—too; even though, without the adjective, they’re PC phrases.
The “n word” derived from “Nigerians” as an ignorant universal term for all Africans and dark-skinned people. The mispronunciation into the “n word” says only that the utterer is even more ignorant than racist; knowing neither the distinction of peoples from Africa nor even the proper pronunciation of the word. The “n word” should become the object of derision and comedy that, for the present, is acceptable only when spoken by brown comedians. I’m a proud Southerner and rare native Floridian island boy from the Keys. But those among us who refuse to learn—whether Southerners or Orthodox Israelis—deserve to be derided and shunned for unacceptable behavior.
When it comes to dark-skinned, there are, literally, and infinite number of shades of human skin—not one of which is either white or black. Any portrait artist who used plain white paint to depict white people would be a laughingstock. I’m sort of beige, I guess. African Americans and Ethiopian are various shades of brown. When one looks at the entire spectrum, there is no line that one can distinguish “black” from “white”; only an infinite number of shades in-between.
We are, truly, all—even the humanzee (https://t.co/a2iYpUXmOy) snowflakes among us—one race; the human race.