A recent e-mail entitled “Ebonics”:

My name be Ebonies Li Herenandez, an AfricanHispanicAsiatic-American girl who just got an award for being the best speler in class. I got 67% on the speling test and 30 points for being black, 5 points for not binging drugs into class, 5 points for not bringing guns into class, and 5 points for not getting Pregnut during the cemester. It be hard to beat a score of 120%.. The white dude who sit next to me is McGee from the Bronx. He got A 94% on the test but no extra points on account of he have the same Skin color as the opressirs of 150 years ago. Granny ax me to thank all Dimocrafts and Liberals for suporting Afermative action. You be showing da way to true equality. I be gittin in medical skool nex an mabe I be yo doctor when Hillory take over da healfcare in dis cuntry.

Wow. Just….. wow. Really? I see the point(s) you’re attempting to make, but really….? Why not just come right out and say what you mean:

Ancient stereotypes are alive and well

§1890 · August 24, 2007 · Tags: , ·

5 Comments to ““Ebonics””

  1. Horizon says:

    I had to write a speech on ebonics in 7th or 8th grade. Only speech I’ve ever gotten an A on. :D

    It was about how ebonics in media was detrimental to society as a whole, and made the point that famous events just wouldn’t be the same if ebonics got a firmer hold.

    I put Bill Clinton’s famous quote about sleeping with Monica Lewinsky into ebonics.

    Ditto for MLK’s I have a dream.

    I still don’t know how I pulled an A.

  2. Lina says:

    What the hell kind of email lists are you on?

    What I’m about to point out is probably the least important point to make about that email, but nothing makes me cringe more than white people doing poor imitations of black people, especially when it’s intended to mock them. Is it too much to ask that you at least *know* your “enemy”?

  3. Ben says:

    My mother likes to forward them to m. Although in this case it came from another relative.

    *sigh*

  4. sikko says:

    nice relatives you’ve got there, champ. does bigotry & hatefulness run through the roots of your family tree, or is it just your mom & this other relative who think spreading blantantly racist & small-minded drivel is funny? rather than say "i see the points" & posting that derogatory little cartoon, why not speak out against this kind of crap?

    are you attempting to cosign the sentiment? geesh – God bless ignorant America.

  5. Ben says:

    I am speaking out against this kind of crap. What makes you think I’m in any way endorsing the sentiment?

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