Black children are verbally deprived
This myth is of course false to begin with. The arguments
· Black people have big lips because of their inferior speech is nonsense because white people with big lips do not talk the same as black people.
· Upbringing is another bad argument as it states that black people do not teach their children new things, there is no difference between white and black people on this matter. In addition, speech is of great importance to the black culture.
· Black children do not perform well on tests that are based on for them a foreign language. White children do not perform well on tests that are based on a foreign language as well and they score just as bad.
All these arguments are invalid and made up. Black and white people if given the same education will score equally good or bad.
Baur, L., & Trudgill, P. (1998). Language myth. In Baur, & Trudgill, Language myths. London: Penguin Books.