Whats The Deal With EBONICS?

@cabela (127)
United States
August 17, 2006 2:03pm CST
The 80's hot topic..EBONICS..I am not black but I think that with all the slang and abbr. its really a language in its self. Should it be taught in schools in areas with a high African-American concetration? like as a french,and spanish in most H.S. LET ME KNOW
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• United States
17 Aug 06
I am Black and I must say No. I hate that it is even spoken. I am having the hardest time getting my young child to listen. She feels it is cool and I Know it is a disgrace. I can't tell you how it sickens my stomach to hear adults speak that way to there child. It is the sign of the ghetto if you ask me. I have never seen anyone outside of the ghetto speak this way. I would not hire anyone who spoke that sgarbage in my work place.
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
17 Aug 06
Honestly, since it is slang it should NOT be taught in school as a language. Ebonics allows people to belittle themselves by sounding uneducated. In the real world, an employer would not hire someone who spoke in such a way so why teach kids to use such a form of language. Does anyone ever still use Ebonics?
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@lesnan (538)
• United States
17 Aug 06
I am black and I don't like Ebonics. I think that children should be taught proper English. If they want to screw it up once their grown, it's on them. I ain't down wit 'dat.
• United States
26 Nov 07
the same reason you're so stupid
@lesnan (538)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Go to sleep little boy. It's past your bedtime.
@havoc425 (78)
• United States
17 Aug 06
ok I feel that teaching ebonics in schools should not be allowed because it makes people sound uneducated plus it also seems racist because not all black people talk like that.