YouRe an African American, so Why Are You Talking Like a White Person?: African Americans Must Become a Code Switching Culture by Dr Jeffery L WalkerIn this book, I will show African Americans how and why they speak the way they do. Many cultural factors play a significant role in how African Americans develop their linguistic patterns. I am more concerned with the way African Americans speak today. Although the histories of African American linguistic patterns are essential, I am more focused on the here and now. Therefore, I will direct my attention toward the nest (family system) because here is where the development of linguistic patterns starts. I also want my brothers and sisters to understand that they live in a linguistically prejudiced society that only accepts Standard American English as the official tongue that represents the United States of America. The bottom line is, for African Americans to become successful in todays society, they must become a code-switching culture, for they are not and will never be considered a bilingual group since their native linguistic tongue is linguistically defunct. And so, African Americans, you need to know that throughout your life, you will experience linguistic prejudice if you continue to speak only AAVE.
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That ugly exclamation rattled the ears of editor Michael Luo who, with family and friends in tow, headed to get lunch at a nearby Korean restaurant on the Upper East Side streets of Manhattan last month. Luo wrote an open letter in the New York Times to the white woman who roared it, telling her how such verbal daggers sever Asian-Americans from their citizenship. We shower sympathy on black and brown people; Asian-Americans experience but a sprinkle. This begs for amelioration. We must understand that a national conversation about racism that ignores the plight of Asian-Americans carries an unforgivable omission. Many consider the Asian-American story as bearing relatively few withering marks of traumatic racial struggle, partially explaining why their grievances attract scant attention.
One of my favorite sounds in the world is the voice of the late comedian Bernie Mac. Between these punctuations, he affects poses that would fit as comfortably within a twelve-bar blues as they do on the dimly lit Def Jam stage: sexual bravado, profane delight, sly self-deprecation, dismay and gathering confusion at a rapidly changing world. In the book, McWhorter offers an explanation, a defense, and, most heartening, a celebration of the dialect that has become, he argues, an American lingua franca. The idea was roundly ridiculed. McWhorter, who is black, was then teaching at nearby U.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N. Folks talking about my voice can step right off. My Spanish is the same way. It is so hurtful to see how every aspect of my life is weaponized against me, yet somehow asserted as false at the same time. In her speech, Ocasio-Cortez knocked President Donald Trump for calling out her previous job as a bartender. There is nothing wrong with preparing the food that your neighbors will eat. There is nothing wrong with driving the buses that take your family to work.
American English can be even harder to learn since there are so many variations in dialect and speech from region to region. If you want to sound American.
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Don’t talk about Israel with the black community, former diplomat advises US Jewish groups
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Ido Aharoni, a longtime diplomat for Israel, warned American Jewish groups that they should not talk about Israel when trying to build ties with African American organizations. So, change the subject! What do I mean by that? The human rights groups that work on ethnic understanding, they should take Israel out of the equation. But Israel should not be the main thing that you rally around in your conversation with the African-American community, for example. My advice would be to take Israel out of that equation. And just to develop the ties.