Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 19:19:08 -0500 From: "Margaret G. Lee -English" 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 > To: ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU > Subject: Re: "it's all good" > > In a message dated 11/2/97 6:31:11 PM, you 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. >