The wall crumbles

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Mon Apr 4 02:35:48 UTC 2005

>I've just heard a black woman pronounce "whining" as "wining" instead
>of as "hwining." The old order crumbleth. Well, it's to be expected, I
>guess. A barracksmate of mine from Cincinnati once remarked, "Have you
>noticed that, in words spelled with 'wh,' the 'h' is not pronounced?"
>He was lucky to escape with his life. That was in 1961. I comforted
>myself with the thought that we blacks would continue to represent and
>keep it real. Oh, well. Nobody ever claimed that desegregation would
>not have its down sides. ;-)

Not to worry. Some of us white folks are helping you keep it real.


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