TITLE

Oakland School Board approves black English program and sparks nationwide debate

PUB. DATE
January 1997
SOURCE
Jet;01/13/97, Vol. 91 Issue 8, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the vote of the Oakland California School Board to recognize black English, or Ebonics, as a second language. The vote sparking a nationwide debate; Origin of the term Ebonics; Opposition of black leader Jesse Jackson and poet Maya Angelou to the vote; Examples of Ebonics words; Comments of Board member Toni Cook.
ACCESSION #
9701190924

 

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