September122014

rifa:

literatenonsense:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Malcolm X: Our History Was Destroyed By Slavery 

on March 17, 1963 in Chicago.

see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’. 

How come I didn’t know this

Also that crusty old white man called the named ‘gifted’. Jesus.

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September72014

invhale:

People need to realize that there are days when you’re not in the mood to talk or interact with anyone.

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SHAWN HUNTER APPRECIATION WEEK

↬ DAY SEVEN: MOST SATISFYING MOMENTS

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yeahwriters:

theparadoxymoron:

JK Rowling’s and Evanna Lynch’s twitter conversation

Thisssssss is adorable

<3

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Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

edwardspoonhands:

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

I love linguistics! 

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"We all go through life with a list of names we’ve been called. But it doesn’t mean those things are true and it doesn’t mean we have to let those terrible names define us in any way."

"We all go through life with a list of names we’ve been called. But it doesn’t mean those things are true and it doesn’t mean we have to let those terrible names define us in any way."

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