"African American English is the single most important source for new slang (and, eventually, unmarked everyday colloquial usage) in White American English. Yet White authorities and ordinary people scorn and abuse it in every possible way. African American English is widely regarded as a disorderly form of “slang,” to be discouraged at school and on the job."

— Jane H. Hill, The Everyday Language of White Racism (via tangledupinlace)

(Source: wretchedoftheearth, via tangledupinlace)