"Most people across racial lines do not speak Standard American English, yet African American Vernacular English (AAVE) is the most stigmatized alternative—and the most debated. Even though AAVE can be used to express ideas of any level of thought, the language is still ridiculed in education and in the workplace, despite being widely accepted in pop culture" — Black Youth Project
Finally setting a release date of their new album (March 9) after announcing a run of tour dates, Mecury Prize winners and self-described “art rap” collective Young Fathers' experimental new video couldn’t be packed with more hype.
"Familiar phenotypes are seen as Black, unfamiliar ones (i.e. many of the Afro-Latinx or other Caribbean phenotypes) are othered. This is one of the reasons why Love & Hip-Hop: Miami star Amara La Negra is forced to defend her own Blackness against people who have accused her of wearing Blackface, despite her being very dark-skinned and having coarse, tightly coiled, and kinky natural hair,"...
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