Why is African American vernacular usually looked down on?
There are at least two reasons why African American vernacular is looked down upon in American society today.
The first of these reasons is racism. African Americans have long been the group within the United States that has the lowest status. Anything that is associated with that group exclusively has therefore typically been looked down upon. This has been true of various forms of music,...
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