BLACK VOICES
10/02/2014 10:53 am ET

Talking White: Black People's Disdain For "Proper English" And Academic Achievement Is A Myth

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“All right, hear me out,” begins the young black woman in a video uploaded to the website LiveLeak last Friday. “There is no such thing as ‘talking white,’ … it’s actually called ‘speaking fluently,’ speaking your language correctly. I don’t know why we’ve gotten to a place where as a culture—as a race—if you sound as though you have more than a fifth-grade education, it’s a bad thing.”

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