There's a giant mess but these screen caps here sum up the gist of a lot of it.
Chick mocks WOC for using lingo unique to black community, then insults her intelligence. Friends join in.
Yep. Several times.
This could have easily ended in a learning experience and just...ended.
My *intent* was that a person's actions are how I take his/her measure.
And when you say, "I don't see color," you're really saying, "I don't see you."
Monica Jackson helped me see this.
We butted heads often. I learned a lot from her. And I miss her.
Bad enough people speaking AAVE got mocked.
And it was *people*.
Those insults to Darien? She's not the only person who uses AAVE.
I wonder if the various readers, editors, agents & publishers seeing this display are amused.
If so, she is probably aware of the slow genocide brought upon NAs, cultural destruction...
kids put into schools where they couldn't wear traditional garb
Boys forced to cut hair
More, of course.
But one thing stands out
Think. Think. Think.
But denying ethnic groups their own dialects?