James Baldwin's If Black Isn T A Language

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These indigenous people start adopting the English language since “American never had any interest in educating black people, except as this could serve white purposes” (Baldwin, second to last paragraph, first sentence.) , and just like any foreigner who learns a language, they speak it in a way that, through society’s eyes, is not correct. Hence James Baldwin’s If Black Isn’t a Language, then tell me, What Is? essay that illustrates that ignorance is not always bliss, but that “a country that makes heroes of so many criminal mediocrities, a country unable to face why so many of the nonwhite are in prison, or on the needle, or standing, future-less, in the streets” (Baldwin, Last paragraph, first sentence) if liberty is taken away from people

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