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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 4 days ago

Why do people who never grew up around black people imitate AAVE?

Justin Bieber 

Miley Cyrus 

They didn’t grow up around black people so why are they imitating AAVE (African-American Vernacular English) i could understand someone like Eminem using it because he actually lived around and had experience with black people.

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  • 4 days ago

    For the same reason white people and latin and blacks talk about the American

    Indian like they do. They know not one damn word of what they speak. 

    Ever notice a damn racist can only speak in generalities. Wonder why.

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  • Anonymous
    4 days ago

    Because language evolves and many elements of AAVE are incorporated into everyday speech.

    Things like “woke”, for example.

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  • 4 days ago

    It's a phase.  They must be trying to get Ebonics to come back.  Also, it's their choice.  I lived around black people and other races, I never try to imitate another's culture or mannerisms.  So they must be doing it because survey must say not enough African Americans are buying their albums.

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  • Anonymous
    4 days ago

    Because language evolves and many elements of AAVE are incorporated into everyday speech. 

    Things like “woke”, for example. 

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  • RockIt
    Lv 7
    4 days ago

    Because they have no core identity.  They will be whomever their handlers tell them to be.  They are performers/entertainers after all.

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    4 days ago

    It's cool for white people to act this way.

    • James4 days agoReport

      it looks unoriginal sorry

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  • 4 days ago

    maybe cause they like them

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  • 4 days ago

    Language and regional vernacular are always evolving.  It happens organically.  The classic southern American accent is a mix of British and Scottish accents and African American slave vernacular that over time became standard.

    Axe this question in 20 years and you might find that the African American vernacular, is just the American vernacular.

    Sorry, voice recognition doesn't always get it right.

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  • 4 days ago

    What you call AAVE is a common type of American slang.  You don't have to grow up around Black people to learn common slang.

  • Mike
    Lv 5
    4 days ago

    Since when did that become the criteria?

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