just reminding everyone that “on point” and “_____ game strong” are both terms originating in AAVE and therefore are not appropriate for white people to use. i see these phrases used in a lot of selfies that i reblog so yeah just a general public service announcement.
Wait I’m really sorry please explain why slang originated by African Americans is wrong to use if you’re not African American? I understand we’re the priviledged class here but at the same time it’s not offensive language, it’s slang that originated in a subset of America and branched out? It’s not reclaimed slurs or anything, it’s just a type of slang? If we control who can and cannot say things that are entirely inoffensive aren’t we stifling our language? And aren’t we singling out a group of people and saying they’re inherently different and therefore we can’t use anything they made up themselves? I don’t see how privilege is involved here? Because we aren’t talking about slurs we’re just talking about use of language?
And please can a POC or African American tell me why not another white sj crusader please?