If you are a regular reader of this blog, you would have come across my previous two post on Ebonics. As I have written before on this blog and other blogs that have covered this topic, I think Ebonics is an important component of African-American culture. That said, to excel in Mainstream American and certainly corporate America, it is important that those of us who speak Ebonics can also speak standard English with ease. In the video below, a professional brother gives us an excellent demonstration of how it is possible to shift between the two dialects. He goes from William Jeffery Wilson III from 5th avenue to DaShawn MoQuan Jackson from Martin Luther King Blvd in less than 5 seconds.
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This guy wishes it was pollen.
Video from C&D
10 months ago