I remember the first timeI was called a cracker. It was back in 1992 when I was still in high school, this black boy called me that andI had never heard that expression before, soI was totally clueless, andI actually started laughing. I guess since it did not have the desired effectI think he was going for, him and his "bro's" walked away, looking at me like I was crazy. I tried to ask some other students what it meant , but none seemed to know the origin or meaning behind it, even the black students I asked could not give me a solid answer, I still don't get it:quirky. I still think it's funny.
I do think it is supposed to be some type of racial slur though. But as we all know, sticks and stones......ect.