It’s not what you are, it’s what you don’t become that hurts.
The depth of isolation in the ghetto is also evident in black speech patterns, which have evolved steadily away from Standard American English. Because of their intense social isolation, many ghetto residents have come to speak a language that is increasingly remote from that spoken by American whites. Black street speech, or more formally, Black English Vernacular, has its roots in the West Indian creole and Scots-Irish dialects of the eighteenth century. As linguists have shown, it is by no means a “degenerate,” or “illogical” version of Standard American English; rather, it constitutes a complex, rich, and expressive language in its own right, with a consistent grammar, pronunciation, and lexicon all its own.
I desire the things which will destroy me in the end.
Education is assumed to be the key to opportunity merit and social mobility in later life, but if the education system is failing to many working class children the only doors open to them will be those their parents have already unlocked.
ppl my age have children what the hell i am a children