I Ain’t Your Model Minority

And furthermore, I don’t intend to be. A quick note on the word ‘Ain’t.’  My mother came from a solid, low-income, working-class, inner-city (New Haven) background.  And while she spoke well enough for the substandard […]

Aren’t I a Woman?

In 1851, or thereabouts, Sojourner Truth did or did not give a speech later titled, “Ain’t I a Woman?”  Historical data is sketchy, as Ms. Truth did not transcribe a copy herself.  Variations abound, one […]