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bakra johnny
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Noun
A white plantation owner.
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CaribDigita Mar 30, 2009
It is thought this was originally "Backrow Johnny" as in where poor whites had to sit in church on Sunday (in the old time days.)  The upper classes sat to the front and the poor whites had to sit in the back.  Overtime it was shortend to "Bakra Johnny"...
CaribDigita Mar 31, 2009
Google books on "Backra Johnny".  http://books.google.com/books?id=mUC4PA7ZedYC&pg=PA173&lpg=PA173&dq=back+row+Johnny+backra&source=bl&ots=cf3OcBETLQ&sig=S7MTfALr-nJ_bpX-e2t4FUgr8Kg&hl=en&ei=A1bSSfenM-H5lAfVh_2PBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=3&ct=result
heretic Apr 16, 2009
That's interesting.
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