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We DEMAND that:
teachers and researchers acknowledge that socially constructed terms such as academic language and standard English are false and entrenched in notions of white supremacy and whiteness that contribute to anti-Black linguistic racism.
teachers STOP telling Black students that they have to “learn standard English to be successful because that’s just the way it is in the real world.” No, that’s not just the way it is; that’s anti-Black linguistic racism. Do we use this same fallacious, racist rhetoric with white students? Will using White Mainstream English prevent Black students from being judged and treated unfairly based solely on the color of their skin? Make it make sense.
teachers reject negative perceptions of Black Language and no longer use racist linguistic ideologies that perpetuate hate, shaming, and the spirit murdering (Johnson et al., 2017) of Black students.
teachers and researchers reject anti-Black linguistic racism as a way to describe the deficit positioning of Black students’ use of Black Language.
teachers acknowledge and celebrate Black students’ use of Black Language in all its linguistic and cultural glory.
teachers and educational researchers champion linguistic justice (Baker-Bell, 2020).
The members of this committee include:
April Baker-Bell, Chair, Michigan State University
Bonnie J. Williams-Farrier, California State University (Fullerton)
Davena Jackson, Boston University
Lamar Johnson, Michigan State University
Carmen Kynard, Texas Christian University
Teaira McMurtry, University of Alabama at Birmingham
One of the problems I see with this issue is that it comes in the wake of all the other things going on at the moment.
originally posted by: rickymouse
originally posted by: Trueman
Just when I started making progress with my written English.
I'm a guy with double accent and already sound weird.
Nobody will understand me if I speak Ebonics.
Everyone needs to be taught to talk like a Yooper, that will keep people confused for ten years and help to stop all this political crap.
originally posted by: RickinVa
From the source:
teachers respeck Black thought and how that thought manifests in Black speech and writing. That is, it might not sound like you desire it to, but remember, it sounds real right, regardless of unrelenting white supremacist socialization.
I would suggest that they attempt to master the English language first.
Repeck? LOL LOL LOL
They have my respeck!!!
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: trollz
This lady in the movie Airplane spoke to the Black guys in "Jive". Is that similar to "Ebonics"?