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Not White Just Right Response

After reading “Not White, Just Right”, an article by Rachel Jones, I could not help but relate to her. In the article, Jones elaborates more on her popular essay, “What’s Wrong with Black English” while also mentioning others who share in her opinion. I, too, was ridiculed in school for talking too “white”. In public schools African American students are mocked and shunned by their “brothers and sisters” for speaking or even behaving in an intelligent manner, as if intelligence is unacceptable in our community. I have been the outcast for that single reason. However those who spoke like third graders in the tenth grade were praised and welcomed in the Black community. To that I have to admit that…