James Baldwin's 'If Black English Isn' T A Language

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If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? By James Baldwin explains to the reader what black English is and where black English comes from. Baldwin writes about how humans use language as a means of controlling the world around them. Baldwin explains that people may speak the same language in one area of the world, but then people who speak the same language elsewhere are no longer speaking the same language. Baldwin using French as an exampling, Baldwin compares french-speaking people from Quebec to people who live in Paris. Even though those people speak the same “language” those people would have trouble understanding each other. Baldwin then mores over to English specificity American English. Baldwin asks a question about

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