Skip to comments.“Oh, Those Loud Black Girls!”: A Phenomenological Study ofBlack Girls Talking with an Attitude
Posted on 08/04/2020 8:18:18 AM PDT by 11th_VA
Current research suggests that it is imperative for researchers and educators to pay more attention to the needs of African American adolescent girls and how their race and gender affect schooling (Fordham, 1993; Morris, 2007). The purpose of this study was to highlight the lived experiences of two African American adolescent girls when they used the African American womens speech practice, Talking with an Attitude (TWA), with their teachers...
The findings indicate that the girls reappropriated the use of TWA to resist what they perceived to be hostility and disrespect on the part of their teachers.
Although other races, ethnic groups, and cultures may appropriate talking with an attitude, it has been recognized in the literature as part of the AAWSC and the Black Diaspora, so this study focused solely on African American girls because of its history within this community.
For many African Americans that self-identify as members of the AASC [African American Speech Community], attitude holds another layer of meaning, including to the extent that attitude becomes manifested overtly, through language and kinesics, by a speakers ability to talk with an attitude, walk with an attitude, act with an attitude, be with an attitude. In many instances within the AASC, then, attitude actions are marked distinctly and can be read by other group members. These are actions that are learned socio-culturally in socially real contexts (emphasis in original; p. 107).
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How about loud & obnoxious hispanic women?
Used to be white boys too - we label them as add now and drug them.
Oh, those wild and crazy tudes. You dissin me?
I guess the attitude and head wobbling are like jots and tittles: the verbiage is meaningless without them.
I was driving across campus, and two black girls walked right out in front of me. I had to hit the brakes, of course.
One of them said, with great attitude, "I be drivin' that car."
I said through the window as I passed by, "Not if you're dead."
They both looked at me like, how DARE I say something like that to them.
I just laughed and went on my merry way.
Oh no you di-ent!
Ain’t nun of yo damn bidness!
Territoriality and pecking order via aggression.
Hence the disregard for private property.
We had dinner at a high end restaurant and 5-6 black women at a table were loud, yelling and obnoxious. Management did not say anything to them-they knew what would happen if they did. All the other guest had an annoying look on their face or looked nervous.
What they perceived to be hostility and disrespect
Well, what was said to them?
I dont care what they perceived.
What was actually said to them?
It comes across to me as condescending. I don’t “talk down” to other people because it is disrespectful. On the flip side, because I perceive that kind of talk to be disrespectful to me, I won’t listen to it either. I know a white lady who I basically grew up with. She kinda does the same thing. I tune her out in a heartbeat when she starts talking like that.
A few years back 3 Black Albany State University Students were on a bus and got into a fight with other passengers. Then claimed it as a racist attack on them and the media ran with it. Later video proved w/o doubt they were the instigators and amazingly were actually punished.
“Don’t yo be dissin’ me, crackas!”
It’s just another product of a 20 point IQ deficit...combined with a chip on their shoulder.
Blacks hate authority in every context. And due to their IQ deficit are not able to control their emotions.
EVERY cop in the country hates to engage with them. And avoids them when they can. Even black cops.
Isn’t telling the truth considered racist conduct these days?
Walked up to the counter at a convience store. 2 black girls, old enough to drive but not by much, standing at the counter. One turned around and looked all crazy and said “Don’t be walking up on me like that!”.
Here’s the clip of that scene;
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