> If you ask me, I think it's just pop culture language. It's on all the popular
> music channels and in movies, even whitey uses it; there's nothing unique about
> ebonics, it belongs to whitey's big media industry now.
They can copy, but they can't create. They're not at the forefront and actually creating this, it's born out of a culture, not manufactured in a factory or implemented in R&D. Anything from the media is just a shallow facsimile. People end up seeing through it, and the original will always be supported and in fact leading the way.
> Whitey wouldn't want the black man to actually be capable of using proper
> American English to communicate effectively in the real world.
That's not exactly what I mean, I'm saying that it's stupid to say that communicating in one dialect is not acceptable and that it's wrong to not support the arbitrary idea that General American should be considered the "true" way to talk. Speaking in "ebonics" or whatever is an acceptable way of communicating to many people, the idea others look down on it or see it as a lower grade of talking that should be corrected with education (in reality it is just pushing one way of effectively communicating against another). If it is such a problem for people to understand they should try and learn more about it, not to repress those who prefer it. A lot of people speak Frenglish here and it is perfectly acceptable (and even reflects that our language laws are inadequate... the idea is nearly fascist and is history repeating itself the other way around, as once english was forced onto citizens, current law is not a solution or accepting the reality). A lot of people everywhere use slang and it is perfectly acceptable. Marketing-speak and legalese are other examples of people crafting certain dialects, and these are perfectly acceptable. General American is not the only effective way to communicate and the idea that there is a standard way of speaking does not reflect reality, so how is trying to force it to be that way productive? It is a matter of not recognizing the culture and trying to repress it.