Our problem is still what W.E.B. DuBois called “the 2 souls of the Negro.” We feel offended because we internalize wyt supremacy as European culture being the standard, we judge ourselves against it & its the lens we see ourselves through. If we accepted ourselves as ourselves by ourselves, separately, we could embrace our speech and overall culture unapologetically. That’s the real, 1st liberation. & Black Power Until we can do that, we will always be mentally enslaved and easily manipulated.
I speak slang because 1. I have mastered their sloppy language and can thus do with it what I want, 2. To purposely distinguish my speech from others, and 3. Cause f*ck whatever others think is “proper!”