Historian's Take

What Is Blaccent And Why Do People Keep Using It?

Episode 1 | 9m 41s  | Video has closed captioning.

There’s a pattern of white and non-Black performers using "Black English" or "Blaccent" to gain notoriety. These performers are being called out (and canceled) for cultural appropriation, yet Blaccent is becoming more popular, with some people proclaiming Blaccent to be the modern internet-speak. What is the problem with using a Blaccent? And what does history tell us about it's origins?

Aired: 04/11/22

Rating: NR


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