Perhaps there is a difference between donning it to mock black people and donning it to resemble someone, as Mark Herring did.
Court stenographers often misunderstand Black English, and their mistakes could affect people’s lives at crucial junctures.
The incident has been misanalyzed and misjudged—and the Rochester broadcaster should be reinstated.
They suggest not just inadequate manners or polish, but inadequate thought.
Third-wave antiracism makes sense, and fits into the longer struggle, but it’s a dead end.
As more English speakers adopt the singular they and reject the gender binary, resisters will have to accept that language changes over time.
It’s not the word that matters—it’s the sentiment.
Accepting it as an alternative form of the language, and not a degraded one, requires being open to artists employing it in their work, even if they didn't grow up speaking it.
Trump is the first president who, rather than striding forward and speaking, just gets up and talks.
Tracking the evolution of one political label to understand why others come and go
How the ubiquitous, often-reviled word associated with young people and slackers represents the ever-changing English language
How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?
The realities of speech are much more complicated than the words used to describe it.
The invention of new ways of speaking is one surprising consequence of migration to Europe.
Why one syllable spoken at different pitches can have seven meanings
The story of a strange linguistic coincidence
The tale of Aramaic, a language that once ruled the Middle East and now faces extinction