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VOXCast: Should Black People ‘Gatekeep’ AAVE? [PODCAST]

African American Vernacular English gave birth to words such as “finna,” “deadass,” and “lit.” But when these words leave our communities and enter the ether of popular culture, how do we as Black people ensure that they aren’t used in an incorrect or harmful way? VOX ATL board member Zariah Taylor heard from VOXers Jennie, Ryan, and Alexis to answer these questions, and more.