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Much of our slang comes from the
Black community. Not acknowledging
that perpetuates racism.

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 6/17/2021 8:51:51 AM

Tap through TikTok and you'll fall down a slang-filled, dance-crazed rabbit hole a la "Alice in Wonderland." A piece of advice: Don't repeat everything you hear on your sojourn down. Especially if you are white. White people – on social media and in real life – regularly appropriate African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) like "slay" and "sis" without thinking, and some of these phrases come directly from the Black LGBTQ community. Experts say this perpetuates racism, erases Black contributions and fuels cultural misunderstandings. Simply put: It's Black linguistic appropriation. "The divorcing of Black people from the way that we talk is really just


Desperately looking for something to label as racism.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sanspeur 6/17/2021 9:02:09 AM (No. 818300)
and so much of “that which passes for words” is not fit for any conversation, book or article . Is merely grunting rascisst ?? Sooo much to write about such harassing /gaslighting of the reader is just simply bar stool frothings of a weak mind
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Reply 2 - Posted by: pixelero 6/17/2021 9:10:09 AM (No. 818308)
“White,” people!? Who are THEY? Some come from an Italian ethnic background, some Scandinavian. Some are English, some are Irish, others are Scots. Russians, Slavs, Swiss, French. Even a totally assimilated American is defined by locality and region: New Yorkers, Appalachians, native Midwesterners, and each individual subscribed to different values and traditions. How is it anyone gets away with this wholesale bucketing of anybody not black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander or Asian, et al, into the merely, “white,” category, when (most) are extracts from a specific national, tribal or family culture? Maybe just maybe we could put the brakes on this regression into brutal, primitive tribalism and return to the American creed. That is that with enough hard work anyone from any background has an equal opportunity to engineer a successful outcome. We’re getting stupider, not smarter.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine 6/17/2021 9:16:29 AM (No. 818312)
So I guess maybe we should have white people talk white language and black people talk black language. Right?/s
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 6/17/2021 9:16:31 AM (No. 818313)
The most recent expression coming from the ghetto is "woke." Yet another instance of incorrect, lazy grammar becoming mainstream.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: valinva 6/17/2021 9:21:14 AM (No. 818319)
Not wanting to share Black vernacular is very niggardly of them. (look it up)
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mass Minority 6/17/2021 9:23:48 AM (No. 818322)
Unbelievable, the pit of stupidity American Academia has fallen into is indeed bottomless.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K 6/17/2021 9:25:27 AM (No. 818324)
Who is appropriating from whom, when you take existing language and change the meaning?
28 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 6/17/2021 9:25:57 AM (No. 818326)
Rasha and David, you mean like the term "woke"?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Michaelus 6/17/2021 9:27:10 AM (No. 818328)
The suicidal tendency in this one minority group seems unstoppable.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: seamusm 6/17/2021 9:27:35 AM (No. 818330)
This whole concept of 'cultural misappropriation' is false. Not that long ago we actually believed that 'imitation was the highest form of flattery'. Denying that reality only underscores not OUR racism but THEIR embarrassment and shame regarding themselves and their own speech/looks/behavior.
18 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: bgarrett 6/17/2021 9:27:42 AM (No. 818331)
Only in America do the blacks speak a language that is not the same as the local language
24 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: bpl40 6/17/2021 9:31:39 AM (No. 818335)
They can say "n***ah" any time. I don't even know what we are not permitted anymore.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: mjwall69 6/17/2021 9:31:51 AM (No. 818336)
Where the terms "F___ You" and "S__ my d___" come from. Appropriation my ass. Are the only people that are allowed to speak English those of English decent? Are the only people allowed to use musical notation Italian? How far do these idiots intend to take this "appropriation" BS? Morons.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: red1066 6/17/2021 9:32:10 AM (No. 818337)
Simple solution. Don't ever go on Tic Tok. It's a Chinese site that gives the Chinese military insights and ways of influencing public opinion in the U.S.
22 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Maggie2u 6/17/2021 9:33:44 AM (No. 818338)
'Much of our crime comes from the Black community. Acknowledging that is racism.' There. Fixed the headline for you.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lazyman 6/17/2021 9:35:40 AM (No. 818341)
High dropout rates along with unbelievable violence and births out of wedlock and they are leading our culture? Woe to those that believe up is down and dark is light, evil is good and good is bad.,
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Come And Take It 6/17/2021 9:37:13 AM (No. 818345)
Much of the dumbing down of America comes from the black community, too. Another shining moment for multiculturalism and diversity.
22 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/17/2021 9:42:13 AM (No. 818355)
It used to be called "illiteracy."
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 6/17/2021 9:42:33 AM (No. 818356)
I read through the article, but the only slang term which it mentioned that I use is "shade"...and I was fully aware that came from the black community. The entire premise of the story is BS. They talk about how black members of the LBTQZSAFDT community use language to avoid persecution...that persecution comes from other blacks. They also talk about black members of that community being killed by the police...I don't remember any stories about such killings.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: 3161991TonyChis 6/17/2021 9:48:06 AM (No. 818366)
What a Jive Turkey😂😂😂
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Reply 21 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 6/17/2021 9:48:15 AM (No. 818367)
"it's seen as unprofessional, and they can be perceived as "intellectually inferior" for speaking it." That's because it is and they are.
34 people like this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: lftrn97 6/17/2021 9:49:22 AM (No. 818369)
What happened to Caucasian?
12 people like this.

Reply 23 - Posted by: hisself 6/17/2021 9:56:02 AM (No. 818381)
Who cares? Get a life!
13 people like this.

Reply 24 - Posted by: SweetPea3 6/17/2021 10:10:02 AM (No. 818403)
Why would White folks do that? If we won't say m*tha f*kka every other word, how would we communicate?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Italiano 6/17/2021 10:10:42 AM (No. 818405)
Is that supposed to be a compliment?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 6/17/2021 10:29:02 AM (No. 818437)
It used to be called ghetto slang, which Dick Vitale tried his hardest throughout every NCAA basketball game he covered to get incorporated into the common vernacular. And #15 goes to the front of the class.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Condor44 6/17/2021 10:29:51 AM (No. 818439)
Well after reading that drivel, I'm going to slash my wrists and end it all. I can't take it anymore!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: cold porridge 6/17/2021 10:30:12 AM (No. 818440)
"Experts say...." Well then I demand all blacks go back to wearing loin cloths, quit driving cars and move into mud huts. They apparently need to quit appropriating white inventions and customs.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: nelsonted1 6/17/2021 10:34:51 AM (No. 818447)
Sis? My 90 some year old friend has been sis since she was born. Is she needing A new nickname?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Kate318 6/17/2021 10:40:47 AM (No. 818453)
I will say what I want, when I want. The Appropriation Police can FO.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/17/2021 10:43:02 AM (No. 818456)
Y'all mean like Dindonuffin ?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Rama41 6/17/2021 10:43:07 AM (No. 818458)
By all means, let's incorporate and teach this patois as part of the English language: I aks; You aks; He, she, or it akses.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 6/17/2021 10:44:39 AM (No. 818459)
Much of the scientific and social advancement of the last 3500 years comes from white people. Not acknowledging that perpetuates racism.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: runningbearnaked 6/17/2021 10:59:40 AM (No. 818476)
We be keepin are laguage to be our shelves. Don't let wite folk talk like uz.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: StrikingViking 6/17/2021 11:02:23 AM (No. 818478)
George Orwell's "1984" accurately predicted the State's single-minded efforts to control the people's speech in order to control the people's thoughts. Those who did not submit were convicted of thought crimes.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: smcchk 6/17/2021 11:11:25 AM (No. 818483)
Fine - then don’t appropriate my money!
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Reply 37 - Posted by: beancounter 6/17/2021 11:49:28 AM (No. 818516)
Gee, by the same logic, black people should not be referencing Alice in Wonderland. It’s cultural appropriation.
5 people like this.

Reply 38 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/17/2021 11:59:37 AM (No. 818522)
I tried to follow the logic in this article, and believe I lost about 20 IQ points.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: BarryNo 6/17/2021 12:04:31 PM (No. 818527)
I dont care WHERE the slang comes from. These idiots needed some filler since they won't report most of the news for fear of offending their WOKE sponsers.
3 people like this.

Reply 40 - Posted by: DVC 6/17/2021 12:09:43 PM (No. 818535)
Trash talk isn't of much value.
4 people like this.

Reply 41 - Posted by: Birddog 6/17/2021 12:10:17 PM (No. 818537)
"Separating language between Black queer people and the rest of the Black community would be like picking up individual grains of sand off a beach. The majority of Black queer people live in and among straight people," Lane says. "We don't live separate lives, apart from African-American people who are in our family who may be heterosexual. We don't live in little silos, and language happens in community." Let me fix it for ya..."Separating language between people and the rest of the PEOPLE, would be like separating grains of sand on a beach. The majority of people live among people. We don't live in little silos and language happens in Community"
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Reply 42 - Posted by: earlybird 6/17/2021 12:36:10 PM (No. 818573)
What a bunch of gibberish! And we’re supposed to take this seriously? They may call it AAVE. Most of us call this “talking ghetto”...
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Reply 43 - Posted by: jfodoch 6/17/2021 12:49:20 PM (No. 818588)
Or "talking street," # 43.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/17/2021 1:27:30 PM (No. 818607)
So sad and needy, you can't fix black fragility.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: kono 6/17/2021 1:38:15 PM (No. 818617)
Thanks, Rasha and David, for the TCWOV. (Total Crap Without Value) Truly deep ideas tend to be difficult to comprehend. But being incomprehensible does not imply depth, let alone truth.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: DVC 6/17/2021 1:55:58 PM (No. 818630)
As if slang was some gift to the world. Most of what quickly pops to mind of 'black slang' would be best erased from everyone's speech patterns.
5 people like this.

Reply 47 - Posted by: udanja99 6/17/2021 2:33:03 PM (No. 818669)
Whew! I’m hugely relieved. This means that I, as a white person, can’t be forced to speak Ebonics.
4 people like this.

Reply 48 - Posted by: Faithfully 6/17/2021 4:07:24 PM (No. 818752)
My Grandparents and Great Grandparents used these words (the polite ones). This is hooey. #28 hang in there. The plan is to discourage white people. Don't let it happen. In the discourse of race in America, only non productive blacks are spotlighted. There is a large community of successful black Americans which the media never showcase. Look up the blacks in Martha's Vineyard. Observe blacks in government, law and medicine. With the exception of those in government, the black swells keep a low profile. The media is our enemy.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: konocti95 6/17/2021 5:38:27 PM (No. 818845)
Barbara Billingsly...please call your office.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/18/2021 2:26:31 AM (No. 819183)
It's really sad when educated Haitians speak the Queen's English, yet people in the people speak trash. Soon as you open your mouth, everybody not only knows your level of education, but your background.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/18/2021 2:57:58 AM (No. 819190)
Having trouble commenting. Meant to say "media"
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Reply 52 - Posted by: doctorfixit 6/18/2021 6:36:18 AM (No. 819238)
"Experts say this perpetuates racism". Experts be damned. "Appropriation" is a racist term, along with "White", White Supremacy", "White privilege", "White Nationalism". . I'm European-American. Calling me "white" is racist.
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Pennsylvania appears to be on the precipice of initiating an Arizona-style audit of the 2020 election.State Sen. David Argall, who heads a committee that oversees elections, told local news outlets he favors a forensic audit of the contest that state and federal officials insist was secure.The Republican, under pressure by former President Donald Trump to take action, told the Capital-Star the audit is now a “very real possibility." The report said he is considering subpoenas for ballot information and which jurisdictions to send them.“There are a lot of things under consideration right now, and I told them to check back in a week or two, and we hope to
The Rosenbergs were executed for spying
in 1953. Can their sons reveal the truth?
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Posted by Ribicon 6/19/2021 1:25:31 PM Post Reply
“It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs……” So goes the opening sentence of Sylvia Plath’s 1963 novel The Bell Jar, referring to the Jewish American couple, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage and sent to the electric chair exactly 68 years ago today. Their execution casts a morbid shadow over Plath’s book, just as it did over the United States, and it is seen by many as the nadir of America’s engagement with the cold war.(Snip) During their trial, Ethel in particular was vilified for prioritising communism over her children, and the prosecution insisted
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