White Gen Z has recently "discovered" AAVE.
A SocialBee post with the heading "Expressions That Gen Z Coined" stopped me in my tracks the other day while I was scrolling through my Twitter feed.
Black people have created and used these "
" as everyday language since before I was born
As was to be expected, Black Twitter exposed the terrible corporation for what it was.
A variety of blogs written by the social media management company are posted on its website and provide marketing guidance and tips for content production.
However, after catching a glance of their blog post, one Twitter user asserted that Gen Z had compiled a list of concepts that were directly lifted from the AAVE language.
Because of how much more engaging it makes their content and narrative,
many non-Black producers have adopted a black accent and AAVE to improve their viewership.
However, they dress up in our vernacular because they merely see it as a way to have fun.
Then, as if it had never existed before, they start to advertise our language as being new and contemporary.