Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 19:19:08 -0500

From: "Margaret G. Lee -English" mlee[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CS.HAMPTONU.EDU

Subject: Re: "it's all good"

If we could truly be "color blind" as far as vernacular is concerned,

there would not be such a big deal about "Ebonics." The fact is that as,

Claerbaut so accurately noted, "Whites rarely imitate black grammar or

black pronunciation except in derison." But as most of us know, black

slang is liberally and readily imitated.

On Mon, 3 Nov 1997, Jim Crotty wrote:

Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 02:34:26 -0500

From: Jim Crotty Monkmag[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM


Subject: Re: "it's all good"

In a message dated 11/2/97 6:31:11 PM, you wrote:

On Sun, 2 Nov 1997, STEVE ALLEN NOLDEN wrote:

have "all good," she does have "all that." But I agree, I prefer to be

color-blind in most things, including vernacular. Though there are times when

words or expressions clearly come from a very specific racial group.