January 10th, 2018
If Black English Isn’t a Language Then Tell Me, What Is?
“If Black English Isn’t a Language then Tell Me, What is?” By James Baldwin. Read the story then answer this question. For Baldwin, language is the “most vivid and crucial key to identity”(para.4). When you speak, you reveal “your parents, your youth, your school, your salary, your self-esteem and alas, your future”(4). In your experience, have you found this to be true? Are these aspects of your life evident in the sounds of your own speech? Write an essay that presents your point of view on these questions.