EBONICS ACCORDING TO BUCKWHEAT

A NEW FUROR OVER BLACK ENGLISH PROVOKES SOME STEREOTYPICAL THINKING

I couldn't make up my mind about the Oakland, California, school board's decision last month to certify Ebonics as an official language for black folks, so I decided to consult the experts. I put in a call to the Home for Retired Racial Stereotypes in a black section of Hollywood. The Kingfish answered. "Holy mack'rul dere, Andy, somebody wants to talk 'bout dis 'ere Ebonics. Could you or Tonto tell Buckwheat come to da phone? He de resident expert."

"Here I is," squeaked the famous Our Gang character a few moments later, before dropping into a baritone so deep I thought...

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