Many laugh when they watch the Charles Ramsey and Sweet Brown interviews, but the joke is really quite sad.
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A recent conversation about Ebonics got me to thinking about Faulkner and James Baldwin, and the way certain dialects in this country get no respect.
There's a new job skill that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is requiring of a few agents: how to speak Ebonics. And that's probably because it is not usually taught in schools.
The Smoking Gun (via Gawker) reports that the Justice Department is looking to hire translators fluent in 'ebonics' to help monitor, transcribe and tr...
A collaboration of teaching organizations made a frail attempt to exhume the 1990's Ebonics debacle by acknowledging African American English in their training curriculum.
Were she black, Sarah Palin's performance would have been skewered by the right as undignified and demeaning to the office she seeks.
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