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We DEMAND that:
Teachers stop using academic language and standard English as the accepted communicative norm, which reflects White Mainstream English!
...We must teach Black students about anti-Black linguistic racism and white linguistic supremacy!
Teachers develop and teach Black Linguistic Consciousness that works to decolonize the mind (and/or) language, unlearn white supremacy, and unravel anti-Black linguistic racism!
Teachers and researchers acknowledge that socially constructed terms such as academic language and standard English are false and entrenched in notions of white supremacy
Teachers acknowledge and celebrate Black students’ use of Black Language in all its linguistic and cultural glory.
Teachers stop policing Black students’ language practices and penalizing them for using it
Teachers stop promoting and privileging White Mainstream English
Researchers, scholars, educators, school/district/national leaders, administrators, and activists address anti-Blackness as endemic to how language functions
Teachers engage their students in “Black linguistic consciousness-raising
Teachers, researchers, and scholars put some respeck on Black Language
Teachers respeck Black thought and how that thought manifests in Black speech
English is a racist white-supremacist construct that was invented to suppress the "black language"
I'm confused, why don't black people just use and learn English like everyone else.
originally posted by: midicon
I'm confused, why don't black people just use and learn English like everyone else. I just had a look at 'Ebonics on Google for some examples. It's absolutely dreadful and in my opinion nothing more than lazy slang developed over time.