Reply To: Reply To: Ebonics and Africa


First; Here is the correct definition of Yiddish: (A) High German language written in Hebrew characters that is spoken by Jews and descendants of Jews of central and eastern European origin. Now about EBONICS. From the time of the civil war and before it is safe to say that blacks were kept from learning to read or write in the public schools but it did not deter blacks from wanting to. A case in point is Fredrick Douglass of the civil war period. He was great a debater and orater that was taught his ‘letters’ by Sophia Auld in 1827 and through his OWN initiative learns to read, write and do arithmetic. Becoming publisher and editor of the North Star and the Fredrick Douglass’papers. There are many examples of wanting to persevere and doing so; Clarence Thomas, Andrew Young and Judge Joe Brown to name a few. In conclusion, EBONICS is just a lazy way of communicating and not using the English language to its full potential i.e. ‘Talking White’.

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