Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 09:52:02 -0500

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU

Subject: Re: Meredith's English

On Mon, 24 Nov 1997, Greg Pulliam wrote:

The Chicago Sun-Times contains a blurb in today's edition about James

Meredith, the first African-American admitted to the University of

Mississippi. According to this story, he is calling on all

African-American males to give up "Black English," saying they will never

become "intellectual giants" unless they learn "proper English." Meredith

says he has no problem with Black English, but that his foundation will

nevertheless offer English classes.

What is this foundation? And is it the case that BE impedes only males?