The Ebonics Controversy

The Ebonics debate has been controversial and often misunderstood. Conflicting views are common, and many opinions are lingusitically uninformed. The following links may be useful to others seeking clarification on this topic:
Oakland Sources

The Oakland Unified School District Home Page

Responses from Lingusitic Organizations

The Linguistic Society of America

T.E.S.O.L. Ebonics Resolution

The Center for Applied Linguistics

The Linguist List

Linguistic replies

Professor Charles Fillmore: U.C. Berkeley

Professor William Labov: U. of Penn

Professor John Rickford

Professor Geoff Nunberg

Professor Walt Wolfram

Professor Ellen Johnson

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