Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 08:33:29 -0600 From: Greg Pulliam Subject: Meredith's English 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. Gregory J. Pulliam Illinois Institute of Technology Lewis Department of Humanities Chicago, IL 60616 gpulliam[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]