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?