Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 10:03:46 EST
From: Julia Cochran COCPROFS[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: "it's all good"
Why does everything have to originate from AAVE or "Black Talk?"
Some phrases or sayings are just that, not because they originated from
black people, but just sayings. Damn!, why cant it come from "White
talk" and what exactly would white talk be? I'm not trying to offend
anybody its just that this "black talk" issue is kind of touchy for me.
All historical factors being equal -- which of course they never are -- I
suspect that in a society where whites had never constituted the numerical
and/or power majority, many "majority" members might feel "touchy" about "white
talk" as well. Not to oversimplify the matter, but it's kind of a human thang.