Does Code-Switching help student learn?
The speech pathologist believes that helping kids switch seamlessly between dialects is a key to their success.
"By the end of fourth grade, 'switching' students—that is, students who are proficient in both their home dialect and standard English—score at least a full academic year ahead of their nonswitching classmates in reading."
Black English as legitimate American dialect. Can white people use and/or appropriate it?
American Linguist, John McWhorter, asserts "Accepting it [Black English] as an alternative form of the language, and not a degraded one, requires being open to artists employing it in their work, even if they didn't grow up speaking it."