"I had asked one of my close friends about being bougie and how the word is
perceived in black circles. Depending on how it is used, bougie can almost be a
curse word. Bougie is a stand in word for being racially removed, for pretending
to be superior, for being out of touch with 'true blackness.'"
This is part of a great post on Racialicious by Latoya Peterson. It discusses the label "bourgie" as used by the black community. I added my comments. Check it out.