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Word Play: How "Black English" Coarsens Culture

by Hannibal B. Johnson - December 10, 2015

This essay discusses “Black English” in the context of the overall African American culture, with particular emphasis on the consequences of reliance on non-standard English in a competitive, capitalistic, majoritarian-oriented society.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 10, 2015
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18829, Date Accessed: 9/21/2021 10:58:56 AM

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  • Hannibal Johnson
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    HANNIBAL B. JOHNSON is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He did his undergraduate work at The University of Arkansas, where he completed a double major in economics and sociology. Johnson is an attorney, author, and independent consultant. Johnson has also served as an adjunct professor at The University of Tulsa College of Law, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Oklahoma.
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