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INTRODUCTION This is an English exam paper prepared for the EVU2-EDB course at Niuernermik Ilinniarfik Nuuk The main topic of this paper is the USA and I have chosen to concentrate on a fairly new issue the language know as Ebonics There have always been changes in the English language This is how the language came about and evolved from standard British English to American English During the last few years as the world has become more sensitive to the rights of minorities women animals etc a new form of changes has taken place These changes have become known as Political Correctness Ebonics is the political correct version of Afro-American English I intend to show that - and comment on how - racialism and competition affects a society and how this in the case of Ebonics is actually happening in todays America Nuuk February 1997 Ral Fleischer THE QUESTIONS ASKED I will attempt to answer the following questions about Ebonics n what is Ebonics n what are the underlying reasons behind Ebonics n who is prospering from Ebonics What is Ebonics Most people outside of America have at most but a vague idea of what Ebonics is all about Apart from being a buzzword in American media since December 1996 what are the fundamental concepts behind this expression Where how and when did it start and who started it What are the underlying reasons behind Ebonics To fully understand Ebonics some historical background is needed One has to have some knowledge on how the English language has developed in America Furthermore one has to be aware how the American society is loaded down with the influence of stereotypical thinking racialism and competition In his autobiography the famous black spokesman Minister Malcolm X portrays the undisguised hostility that exists between white and black people in America He illustrates this conflict with the following words You cannot find one black man I
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