Obama’s Black Cadence
Posted by Peter W. Schramm
I hope you know that John McWhorter knows something about language, and knows languages as well. In this short piece he contemplates President Obama’s Inaugural Speech from the point of view of how he says things and concludes that Obama is popular partly because he is bidialectical. Black English is his second language.
12:10 PM / January 29, 2009
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I did not know accent was part of my DNA. Dat crap is whack yo.