The Oakland, California School Board’s (1997) resolution to incorporate Black English into its curriculum has driven an even deeper wedge between educators and the general public. Seeming to offend as many Blacks as Whites, however, the Ebonics issue struggled to find a sizeable advocacy group. Should Ebonics be given a chance or simply passed off as ludicrous? What is "Nigrit Ebonics?" Is Black English a language or a dialect? Is language genetic? This program from Tony Brown's Journal explores these issues.
The Ebonics Controversy: Introduction (3:51); Original Resolution (4:54); Support for Ebonics (4:45); Against Ebonics (2:43); Nigritic Ebonics (4:19); Educational Philosophy (4:41); Credits: The Ebonics Controversy (0:25)
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