Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 10:06:39 -0500

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Ebonics as "professional crackpotism"

At our WOTY session, we unanimously agreed that "Ebonics" was the most

controversial word of 1996. In fact, we found ourselves disagreeing about the

definition. Here, from the Chronicle of Higher Education's 1/7/97 daily

report, is further evidence of disagreement. - Allan Metcalf