Green’s Dictionary of Slang

nigger-lover n.

[nigger n.1 (1) + SE lover]

(orig. US) a term of abuse, aimed at a white who is seen as overly friendly towards blacks (1932 Cressey cit. refers to Filpinos).

in E.W. Fornell Galveston Era (1961) 173: His critics [...] continued calling Sherwood ‘a wiseacre and a nigger lover’ .
[US]W. Reid After the War 240: Nearly all of them fell readily enough into the current abuse of niggers and nigger-lovers.
[US]White Cloud Kansas Chief (KS) 11 Aug. 1/4: The banners intendid to capcher the niggers in the South went to Suthern Injeany, wher they stone nigger lovers.
[US]Nat. Tribune (WA) 29 Sept. 1/2: There, you Yankee nigger lover, do you hear that?
[US]Lafayette Gaz. (LA) 8 Jan. 1/1: He has evoked the wrath and abuse of every nigger lover.
[US]C. M’Govern Sarjint Larry an’ Frinds 135: Oi messilf [...] am not wot we calls in de States ‘a nigger lover’.
[US]Cayton’s Wkly (Seattle, WA) 27 Sept. 2/2: If the nigger-lovers want to make an official investigation of the affair, let them.
[US]Appeal (St Paul, MN) 14 Jan. 1/1: The phrase quoted [...] saved the President from [...] fanatical denunciation as a ‘nigger lover’.
[US]P.G. Cressey Taxi-Dance Hall 35: Niggerlover – A girl who ‘dates’ Filipinos.
[US]C. McKay Gingertown 248: They call her Nigger Lover because Negroes are her fetish.
[US]Mezzrow & Wolfe Really the Blues 18: The Southerners had called me ‘nigger-lover’ there.
[UK]C. MacInnes City of Spades (1964) 77: I think I’m in danger [...] of becoming what Americans call a nigger-lover.
[US]J. Baldwin Blues for Mister Charlie 140: The niggerlover! Black boys and girls! I’ve wanted my hands full of them.
[US]H. Selby Jr Requiem for a Dream (1987) 267: Ah dont weant to hear one fuckin word from you, nigga lova.
[UK]R. Hewitt White Talk Black Talk 54: Look at her! Wogsmeat! Niggerlover!
[UK]J. Mowry Six Out Seven (1994) 72: He cared about black people [...] Rumor told of Bates calling him a nigger-lover.
[US]C. Carr Our Town 90: ‘Fuck you,’ Larry snarled. ‘You goddamn niggerlover.’.

In derivatives

nigger-loving (n.)

(US) a derog. term for the refusal of whites to take a racist attitude to blacks.

[US]N. Algren ‘Thundermug’ Texas Stories (1995) 67: Say, don’t you know what comes of niggerlovin’, sonny.
nigger-loving (adj.) (US)

1. used of any white person showing favour to black people.

Supplemental Report Joint Committee General Assembly Louisiana 189: This man then said that [...] he was a ‘d–d nigger loving son of a b–h, and ought to be killed’.
[US]W.C. Brann Brann the Iconoclast 331: The black is here, and I see but one way to get rid of him, and that is to drive him en masse beyond the Ohio and give our nigger-loving neighbors an opportunity to test their fine theories.
[US]Red Cloud Chief (Webster Co., NE) 11 May 3/3: It was nothing more than a glorification of that nigger-loving hound!
[US]S. Lewis Our Mr Wrenn 3: Mrs. Zapp was too conscientiously dolorous to be much cheered by the sympathy of a nigger-lovin’ Yankee.
[US](con. 1920s) J.T. Farrell Judgement Day in Studs Lonigan (1936) 474: The dirty nigger-loving Reds are playing up to them.
[US]C. Himes ‘A Penny for Your Thoughts’ in Coll. Stories (1990) 58: Why, you nigger-lovin’ bastard, what’s Texas comin’ to when a white woman...
M. Long Affair of the Heart 344: He loved Mother and they loved us, and we grew up, without servants, as nigger hating and as nigger loving, too.
[Aus]G. Casey Snowball 58: That nigger-loving bastard went for me.
[US]H.S. Thompson letter 5 Feb. in Proud Highway (1997) 492: Just another one of these nigger-loving liberals.
[US]L. Wolf Voices from the Love Generation 251: [I was] cast out of that society – nigger-lovin’, mother-fuckin’, New York Yankee Jew.
[US]N. Thornburg Cutter and Bone (2001) 236: Monk herself is a nigger-loving, com-symp, atheistic socialist with allergies.
Thompson & Byrne Wild Blue 218: No more smart-ass talk or I’m going to shove this nightstick right up your nigger-loving ass.
[UK]J. Mowry Six Out Seven (1994) 239: Toby, nigger-lovin, Barlow.
in J.R. Feagin Racist America 122: Whites such as myself are just itching to take to the streets and exterminate every [...] white nigger loving commie dog.

2. used as a general derog. epithet, usu. by Southerners, irrespective of the object’s actual racial opinions.

[US]H. Selby Jr Last Exit to Brooklyn (1966) 7: We’ll cut yur niggerlovin heart out.