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Updated: 2011-10-01T18:01:31.375-07:00

 



Oh, Susan, that's a really good one too! I've look...

2007-03-06T19:51:00.000-08:00

Oh, Susan, that's a really good one too! I've looked at Don't Say Ain't and wondered how I could explain the class and racial issues involved to any of the classes of almost entirely white, privileged children I see. Maybe in middle school, but not much younger. Or maybe I underestimate them.



I read Irene Smalls' Don't Say Ain't in a course I...

2007-03-06T18:21:00.000-08:00

I read Irene Smalls' Don't Say Ain't in a course I teach on the history of the English language, in a unit on Black English and language variation. It raises a lot of issues that work to get college students talking.

And they are always amazed that I can read a book to them while holding it in front of me so they can see it, and I'm reading upside down--and their amazement cracks me up every semester. It's clearly been way too long since they've last been near a story rug.