Mike tells Sarah how a simple idea in a single school district became a nationwide racial panic. Digressions include slasher movies, Space Invaders and homeschooling. The taglines are becoming more esoteric.
Thanks to our special guests Dionna Latimer-Hearn and Daniel Russell!
- Mike’s video!
- The abstract of Dionna’s Ph.D. dissertation, which won the the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Award!
- The full text of the “Ebonics” resolution
- Transcript of the Congressional hearing
- James Baldwin’s 1979 op-ed, “If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?”
- William Labov’s 1972 Atlantic article, “Academic Ignorance and Black Intelligence”
- A history of “cultural deficit theory”