Black or Standard English (June Jordan)

For example, SHe goes to the store aE He go to the store and He went to the store aE He go to the store

Due to the topic of this letter, the students feel that it needs to be written in Black English. They want this letter to have feeling and contain all emotion that the family of Willie Jordan experienced. An excerpt from the letter sates SReggie, like many brother and sister, he a victim of brutal racist police . This statement, if you do not know any Black English, can still be understood. It makes a statement about police brutality in the black community and ties it back to the brutality of blacks in the history of the country. If the statement read: SReggie, like many other African American men and women, was a victim of police brutality. , it would be taken more seriously and is much easier to understand.

For the world to carry on with some kind of order, rules and standards must be set. There are standards for the way you dress, act, drive... there are standards for everything. Therefore, if you are writing a letter to a government organization, such as a police station, it should be kept on a professional level. In order for their letter to be appreciated, it



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