TITLE

Those who try to challenge `ebonics' will either be called Uncle Toms, racists or some other

AUTHOR(S)
Sowell, Thomas
PUB. DATE
February 1997
SOURCE
Enterprise/Salt Lake City;2/10/97, Vol. 26 Issue 33, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the revival of support for the ebonics program proposed by the school board of Oakland, California. Question on the definition of black English and ebonics; Concerns about federal funding; Assertion that the program's real intent is only to get federal funding.
ACCESSION #
9703032989

 

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