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    Ebonics for school credit??

    I have heard recent discussion amoung my friends that people have been debating whether or not to "add ebonics" as a language for highschool / college classes. My reasoning is that ebonics isn't foreign"language". Moreover, it originated domestically ~ within the US, hence it shouldn't be classified as a course needed or an elective in school.

    Languages such as Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian all have distinct cultural backgrounds...but if you go to Africa you will not see anyone speaking "ebonics". It originated in the US, after African-immigration.

    Has anyone heard anything related to this matter? Should this be put into our education system?

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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    I'm not really for that idea. It's a pretty useless 'language' (if you can call it that) for most people anyway.
    We don't learn any specific dialects at school either, we should be able to pick that up at home.

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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    No I think we should keep it out of our school system. Reason why I say this is because our kids have enough problem with grammar anyways, and we really don't need more confusions with, "I is what I is."

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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    Yeah, let's teach klingon as well, that's just as useful.

    Ebonics is not a language, nothing acknowledges it as such, just because Webster's dictionary is adding a couple words of slang here and there doesn't mean any of it has any meaning or value to the english language or on its own as a language. At the end of the day it's trash slang spoken by lower levels of society with absolutely no practical use whatsoever.

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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    Hell, Raven, you find me a school that teaches Klingon for college credits, and I'll be right there.

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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    Quote Originally Posted by Eriadd
    Hell, Raven, you find me a school that teaches Klingon for college credits, and I'll be right there.
    Ohhhh!!! Me to! lol

    Of course it shouldn't be taught. That would be like teaching cockney as a new language. What? You're planning on going to the wilds of down town ____ where your ability to get a job and survive will depend on it?

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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    Acutally, there are positions that need to be field for those who speak the Klingon language. There's a insane asylum that acutally had to hire a translator who spoke Klingon because there were MULTIPLE inmates who would only speak Klingon to the staff.

    Here's the CNN article that talks about it : http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/West/05/1...ter/index.html

    I guess if we need Klingon in the world, there may be room for Ebonics after all!

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    Re: Ebonics for school credit??

    Quote Originally Posted by Barronmore
    Acutally, there are positions that need to be field for those who speak the Klingon language. There's a insane asylum that acutally had to hire a translator who spoke Klingon because there were MULTIPLE inmates who would only speak Klingon to the staff.

    Here's the CNN article that talks about it : http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/West/05/1...ter/index.html

    I guess if we need Klingon in the world, there may be room for Ebonics after all!
    In an insane asylum?

    If that doesn't put it in perspective.lol

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