Q

Anonymous asked:

why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

A

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

maarnayeri:

The same white people who wanted an open crucifixion of Michael Vick for dog abuse will give you 1001 reasons as to why an officer killing an unarmed and surrendered black kid deserves to roam free, and in fact are shelling out their entire bank account to make sure it happens.

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thelonelywitch:

I think I might be in love with the person who runs Taco Bell’s twitter account.

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beatlesblaine:

the price of a popcorn and soda at target: $1.99

the price of a popcorn and soda at the movies: an entire month’s rent and your first born child

(via brettelyn)

Plot Twist: My Anaconda Do

kawaiipriivilege:

blowjab:

listening to straight people complain about not being able to find someone to date

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lol ‘listen to straight people’

(via your-dad-is-problematic)

STOP CALLING BLACK WOMEN ANGRY AND BITTER BECAUSE THEY CALL YOU OUT ON YOUR SHIT

okaymad:

*tries to watch 45 minutes episode in 20 minutes*

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takeprideinyourheritage:

EXCLUSIVE: St. Louis Police Officer Blows the Whistle on Rampant Corruption Within the Department

“I wouldn’t have came down here (to Ferguson) and stood on those front lines, I would have taken my uniform off and have resigned. I didn’t have to come down here, but I would not have come down here and oppressed these people.”

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/suspended-st-louis-officer-speaks-darren-wilson-department/

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