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Why do we think it acceptable to talk like Jar Jar Binks?

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WTF America

WTF America


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In June of 1999 there were many protests against the Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks because black people thought he sounded stereotypically black. The thing is, it isnt that he sounded black but that blacks heard themselves in him. I want to shove chopsticks in my ears everyday when I hear the vast majority of us fumble with the attempt at the English language. "Whe dat is?" instead of "Where is that?", "Who dat is?" instead of "Who is that?". Oh and it gets worse.  This week we are going to talk about why in a country that speaks English do we find it "O'tay" to sound like idiots on purpose. Why is it Un-black to speak English correctly or as a black would say "Proper". Lets crack that bottle and talk about it as we ask, "WTF, America?!"