Black English vs Standard English

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The English language has many branches of pronunciation. It is a unique language and often, in today’s time, people come up with new slang for it that become the hype of the school. As a teenager, it is understood that having this sort of different way of communicating with fellow teens is different, modern, hip, and cool to society. This is honestly something that you don’t need in your life. If you aren’t with the crowd and caught up on this discrete way of communicating, it doesn’t mean you should go out and get lessons on it. Jordan’s students’ had requested to learn it and she actually considered teaching it. She thought it would be best to get them in touch with their culture by teaching them this underground version of the English language. Yes, it is a cultural thing, and maybe students should be aware of how they spoke, but they should not be taught it as they are taught a regular language. It’s really pointless and in my opinion should not even be considered a lesson. Black English goes back a long way and is basically a simpler way of talking while getting the same message across. The passage includes a translation between Modern English and Black English. It really is simple, and it does work, so there’s nothing wrong with that. It is still English, and it does fit into conversations. The only thing wrong with it is that is it not proper. It gets its point across with being short and simple. Getting in touch with your culture is not wrong and should be done but to a certain extent. Appreciate where you came from, but do not utilize it as a standard way of living. Writing the letters to the police in Black English does get their point across, but to some may be a sign of disrespect. Yes, they have to give these police officers a piece of their mind. If they really want to get their point across, they shouldn’t be using a proprietary language to get…...

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