To Kill a Mockingbird

Why does Miss Stephanie refer to a "negro" over whose head Mr.Nathan has fired?

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After the children are chased from the Radley yard, they see that Mr. Radley is standing inside his gate, and Atticus is there with various neighbors. They hear that Mr. Radley was shooting at a "white Negro" in his backyard, and has another barrel waiting if he returns. The white "negro" was Jem. 


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