Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 10:03:46 EST From: Julia Cochran 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.