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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 10:08 PM
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27. How do you define "traditional African-Americans?"
And why do you assume African-Americans who "do not speak standard English well enough to be considered articulate by norms based on other than their own speech communities" are "traditional?"

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  -Don't believe "articulate" is more often used to describe smart blacks than smart whites? beaconess  Feb-02-07 02:38 PM   #0 
  - Thanks. n/t  terisan   Feb-02-07 02:44 PM   #1 
  - or, maybe  Evergreen Emerald   Feb-02-07 02:45 PM   #2 
  - I think most people would beg to differ. Edwards is quite articulate  beaconess   Feb-02-07 02:48 PM   #3 
     - I disagree  Evergreen Emerald   Feb-02-07 02:57 PM   #8 
        - What you're describing is "eloquence"  beaconess   Feb-02-07 03:06 PM   #10 
           - I will agree with eloquent.  Evergreen Emerald   Feb-02-07 03:11 PM   #11 
  - I hear whites more often described as "glib."  Warpy   Feb-02-07 02:50 PM   #4 
  - Check out John Kerry or Howard Dean + articulate---many hits  terisan   Feb-02-07 02:53 PM   #5 
  - someone's name and the word "articulate" in the same article tell me nothing  beaconess   Feb-02-07 02:57 PM   #7 
     - I have read the articles and find Kerry frequently described as articulate.......  terisan   Feb-02-07 05:35 PM   #16 
        - Since I have not claimed that white politicians are never described as articulate  beaconess   Feb-02-07 05:37 PM   #17 
  - I think there is something to that. BUT...  eallen   Feb-02-07 02:54 PM   #6 
  - If it were just Obama, you might have a point - but this is something that is so commonly used to  beaconess   Feb-02-07 02:59 PM   #9 
  - Try Googling instead, for 92,000 hits linking "John Edwards" & articulate  pnwmom   Feb-02-07 04:30 PM   #12 
  - Google is not a valid indicator for this discussion.  beaconess   Feb-02-07 05:11 PM   #13 
     - On Google, the search conducted in exactly the same way for both men  pnwmom   Feb-02-07 05:15 PM   #14 
        - Google search proves Edwards is even more racist than Biden  beaconess   Feb-02-07 05:20 PM   #15 
           - Very funny. "Edwards" is a much more common name than "Biden."  pnwmom   Feb-02-07 05:42 PM   #19 
           - These semantic discussions are wearing on my nerves.  Karenina   Feb-02-07 06:04 PM   #20 
              - Tell your friend I called Biden's office when this happened  DesertedRose   Feb-02-07 07:43 PM   #23 
              - What a great post - you NAILED it!  beaconess   Feb-02-07 10:03 PM   #26 
  - I'm with you  goodhue   Feb-02-07 05:39 PM   #18 
  - I wonder how many hits you get with "Biden" and "dipshit"...  rucky   Feb-02-07 07:30 PM   #21 
  - Interest.  igil   Feb-02-07 07:41 PM   #22 
  - How do you define "traditional African-Americans?"  beaconess   Feb-02-07 10:08 PM   #27 
  - Chris Rock talked about this years ago  Jai4WKC08   Feb-02-07 08:14 PM   #24 
  - I've never considered Edwards particularly articulate myself...  Katherine Brengle   Feb-02-07 08:36 PM   #25 

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