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  • Use Black English
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    Ebonics, or Black English, was recently a controversial topic in the United States, when the Oakland School District school board attempted to classify ebonics as a completely different language from Standard American English (SAE). There was further controversy when the school board stated that ebonics was genetic. This report will explain Ebonics and its origin, as well as the Oakland school board case. There are over 20 million blacks in the United States today. It is hard to tell exactly how...
  • Standard English And Black English
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    June Jordan is a profound writer and spokesperson for Black Americans. Her views on the dialect called Black English, however, are quite arrogant and egotistical. Granted, the acknowledgment of other dialects in the United States is beneficial. Her views that it should be taught as separate English and possibly recognized as another standard English language, is far too impractical and selfish. Much like white teenagers have their own jargon, Black English is just another informal way of communi...
  • English Contact With Africans
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    Racism or Slavery, which came first? Racism or slavery, neither, this essay will document the prejudice against Africans from Europeans that led into slavery and racism. Prejudice issues in a dislike for an individual or group of these individuals. This dislike can simulate from many differences that are shared, religion, culture, system of living (government and social practice), or in some cases looks. "Initially English contact with Africans did not take place primarily in a context which pre...
  • African Pidgin English
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    The history of Black English in the United States is complex and even today only partly understood. Black English is also referred to as Black language, African American Vernacular English, Black English Vernacular or Vernacular Black English, Ebonics, African American English, "the language of soul", and "the shuffling speech of slavery". There has been much controversy over the history of Black English and how it came about. Many linguists trace the development of Black English back to the tim...
  • Black And The Instructor
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    Analysis: Langston Huges: Theme For English B Analysis: Langston Huges: Theme For English B The instructor directs the poet to write at home, at night and from the heart and soul of the writer. The instructor is Caucassion, the poet black and or African American. The poet finds it necessary to begin by describing his surroundings. Harlem is usually a strong sign that the residents are black. He resides at the YMCA showing he is also in a low income bracket. He repeats his age as he feels it shou...

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