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Black Twitter, Ebonics, Language, Lexicon, News, Video -

  Black Twitter has already been acknowledged as a pop culture force to be reckoned with, but now a new study has found that it may also be America’s greatest source of linguistic creativity. According to Quartz, “A new study, led by Jack Grieve, a professor of corpus linguistics at the University of Birmingham in the UK, […]

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bible, brolic, language, languistics, slanguistics, uncouth, urban dictionary, yoked -

Language is a beautiful thing. For instance, while I know that somewhere between 24 to 98 percent of the people reading this would cringe should I feel compelled to use the word “conversate” in your presence, 100 percent you would know exactly what I was saying should I use the “word.” And I only put “word” in quotes…


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African-Amerian, Blacks, Debate, Donald Trump, Election 2016, Language, People of Color, Politics, Racism, Trump, Video -

Over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, you may have noticed GOP nominee Donald Trump referring to black and Latino people in a way that made you go… Trump’s use of the article “the” when referring to people of color — such as “the African-Americans,” “the Latinos” or “the blacks,” has generated outrage and frustration online. Blacks for Trump? […]

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Bilingual, Discrimination, Education, Elementary School, Language, News, Spanish, Teacher, white woman -

A third-grade teacher at Coral Reef Elementary has filed a discrimination suit against her school district claiming that she was denied a job because she is white. –Lawsuit: NYC Department of Education violated federal discrimination laws At the school where Tracy Rosner works, students have three different tracks: college preparatory, gifted, and extended foreign language (EFL). For the EFL […]

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Business, Corporate America, Education, Globalization, Higher Education, Hispanics, Jobs, Language, Latinos, Opinion, Spanish -

OPINION - When it comes to African-Americans in today’s job market, skin color or a black-sounding name could keep some people from landing a job...

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Entertainment, Gwenyth Paltrow, Hip Hop, Jay Z, Kanye West, Language, N-word, Nword, Opinion, Racial Slur -

OPINION - Even if Jay-Z, Kanye, or President Obama were to sign off on a permission slip for all of white America for carte blanche usage of the “n-word,” it would never fail to offend some large portion of black people, when used in the improper context...

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