The Jackson kids were taught to be well spoken at all times. We were to be ar-ti-cu-late. I worked hard on my diction so as to impress my dad. He knew it would pay off eventually.
On this day, I will buy recordings or books with writings by one or more of the following people: Malcom X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Marcus Garvey, or W.E.B. Dubois, to show my son’s that black people speak in many different ways depending on their purpose and their audience.