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Autor:  pat
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Data:  05/MAI/2003 2:02 PM
Assunto:  Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)
 
Mensagem:  Oh yes, most white southerners would be outraged by my suggestion; even today some persist in taking strange comfort from that silly idea: "at least I'm not a nigger". You must admit that the way the upper-class in America manipulated the human tendency towards racism to obscure the reality of classism was a thing of genius. In 1776 a myth was propogated: "all white men in America are equal". Of course the privileged new this to be absurd from the beginning - it was the working class whites who wanted desperately to believe it. All they needed was something to distract their attention from the reality. In the North that thing was the free blacks, the deep South was less important because the poor whites were outnumbered and powerless in any case. Lower class whites were eager to focus their attention on somebody actually lower than themselves, and not worry about the bothersome question of why the upper-class had most of the wealth and power. It worked like a charm and still does.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  Miguel Vieira  03/MAI/2003, 5:24 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  pat  04/MAI/2003, 9:51 AM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  Miguel Vieira  04/MAI/2003, 1:35 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  pat  05/MAI/2003, 8:21 AM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  Miguel Vieira  05/MAI/2003, 12:09 PM
 Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  pat  05/MAI/2003, 2:02 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  Miguel Vieira  05/MAI/2003, 4:50 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  pat  06/MAI/2003, 7:53 AM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  Miguel Vieira  07/MAI/2003, 2:21 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  José Roberto  07/MAI/2003, 3:07 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  Miguel Vieira  07/MAI/2003, 7:54 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  José Roberto  07/MAI/2003, 8:41 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  pat  08/MAI/2003, 8:41 AM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  Miguel Vieira  08/MAI/2003, 1:45 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  pat  09/MAI/2003, 8:21 AM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  Miguel Vieira  09/MAI/2003, 3:02 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  pat  10/MAI/2003, 8:57 AM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  Miguel Vieira  10/MAI/2003, 1:24 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  pat  12/MAI/2003, 6:15 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  José Roberto  12/MAI/2003, 9:48 PM
Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE)  –  pat  13/MAI/2003, 8:16 AM

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