I cannot believe that this kind of thing has to be said, but here is a quick list of some of the AAVE terms that I see whites using that they need to stop, now. This is just stuff I see on tumblr or in every day life, not necessarily everything that’s AAVE.
• dig/dig it/ you dig
• “this guy/girl” or “this fucking guy/girl”
• for sure/fo sho/for real
• “know what I’m saying”
• ___ game strong/ ____ game like.
• side eye
There are literally thousands more, but these are the ones I see regularly and seriously, I you’re not a poc, you need to STAAAAAAHP.
Are you stupid or a troll?
If white people can’t use these terms (some of which aren’t even fucking aave you dummy) why would other, non-black people be allowed to use it? News flash, poc is not interchangeable with black people
see, the op is being stupid because he thinks all non-whites are the same.. that’s very racist.
then the op thinks race = culture. and that all cultures are the same. and that every culture can only have one race.
this can’t be out of americentrism because you can find multiracial cultures in the US
honest to god, I swear, people like OP are aggressively racist to everyone. acting like everyone who isn’t white is a fragile baby and that their culture will die if someone outside of it has an interest.
OP is an American. OP fails to realize that a lot of those words are slang outside the US. Telling someone not to use these words because it offends someone thousands of miles away on the internet is going to get you sniggered at, and you’ll be told to get off your American high-horse and superiority complex pretty fast. And OP also seems to there is only two races, Black and White.
And a friendly reminder that not all black people are African American. That may just get you walloped in some parts for saying that.
And a friendly reminder that not all black people are African American.
please yes. thank you so much. I hated it when people are like “oh don’t say black, say african-american”. it’s like, wow, thanks for ignoring all the blacks that aren’t from africa.
it’s just so dumb.
And OP also seems to there is only two races, Black and White.
I don’t think OP is saying that. but this idea is why I hate the term POC. and the fact that SJWs love to smush all nonwhites together as if they’re a monocultural monoracial people. isn’t that what racist whites used to think?
OP is an American.
sadly for people like me.. this is evident. I’m sad.
OP fails to realize that a lot of those words are slang outside the US.
I actually looked at the words used in that list and gave a big laugh.. this list is so dumb
hell, let’s look over it.
dig/dig it/ you dig
this is less race, and more culture. so using it ain’t racist
“this guy/girl” or “this fucking guy/girl”
"this X" is basic english. english speaker isn’t a race.
for sure/fo sho/for real
for sure is also average english. also not tied to a race.
“know what I’m saying”
cultural, not racial
___ game strong/ ____ game like.
tbh, I have never heard this before
southern =/= one race
again, cultural. not racial. yes it’s connected to a race, because that race is connected to a culture.
but would you say all left handers are incan just because the incans had a thing for left handedness?
in the context of dope meaning hip, or fly, or sweet, or groovy, or the bees knees, or the cat’s meow… cultural just like hella
the hell is this word? never heard it
thirsty is a word meaning “I want a drink”. it’s been around for a long time. it’s just another germanic english word. if it’s associated with non-whites, one could say it’s appropriation. but that would be stupid.