Originally invented by academics trying to create pride in the distinctive speech dialect of African-Americans, this word is now mainly used by ignorant white bigots to attack blacks, who they think are stupid, lazy, and unjustly supported by the welfare state.
Pa: Hay ma, didja heer? theyr trayina teach white kids ta talk like N**GERS! They callin it "EBONICS"

Ma: WUTT?!?! LETS GO LINCH SOMMA THOSE FAGGUT COMMIES!!!
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Ebonics is a term that was originally intended to refer to the language of all people descended from enslaved Black Africans, particularly in West Africa, the Caribbean, and North America. Over time, and especially since 1996, it has been used more often to refer to African American Vernacular English (distinctively nonstandard Black United States English), asserting the independence of this from (standard) English. The term became widely known in the U.S. in 1996 due to a controversy over its use by the Oakland School Board.

What is claimed to be the initial mention of "Ebonics" was made by the psychologist1 Robert Williams in a discussion with linguist Ernie Smith (as well as other language scholars and researchers) that took place in a conference on "Cognitive and Language Development of the Black Child", held in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1973.23 In 1975, the term appeared within the title and text of a book edited and co-written by Williams, Ebonics: The True Language of Black Folks. Williams there explains it
"While it is clear that the previous definitions were written by racist white people who are VERY ignorant and unlearned, I just thought a black girl like myself could elaborate and give the TRUE meaning of the word". White people still fear what they don't understand and instead of trying to learn, the retaliate with their ignorance. So who is really the more inferior race? You tan in order to be darker, your women love to attach themselves to our men. Your men LOVE our curves, and your teenagers idolize our music, clothing, and our language. SO SAD!!! And get over the fact that the PRESIDENT IS BLACK!!!!EBONICS!
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A vernacular or dialect spoken by Afrian-Americans; the result of how uneducated African slaves in America became to understand and communicate the English language. NOT SLANG.
English: I am, you are, he is

Ebonics: I be, you be, he be
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Made up of the words ebony and phonics, i.e., black English or "black speak".

Covers all slang words and non-standard grammar originated from African Americans.
"Fo shizzle ma wizzle"
"Im playin for mega chedda"
"Quit talking in ebonics wigga"
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Literally " Black sounds". or an African language used by African Americans that is not a dialect of English.
Ebonics:
Haps in da hood? = What's going on in the neighborhood?

Jocking my style= Messing with me or copying me in an attempt to be cool like me.

You got beef? = Are you provoking me to engage into a violent confrontation?
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A form of city slang, often used in the hood (ghetto neighborhood). It's just like any other language, you have to know how to speak it in order to understand it. Often people who understand ebonics, also understand the proper use of words. Just because they can understand ebonics, does not mean that they are unable to speak "properly".
Example 1:

Ebonics: "I done ate my grub, now I best be gettin' on"

Proper English: "I've eaten my food, so now I should leave"

Example 2:

Ebonics: "I finna kick it with mah homies up in mah crib"

Proper English" "I'm going to relax with my friends at my house"
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A name made up by white people to describe the way certain uneducated people (of all races) speak.
Ebonics: I be goin to da store right thurr
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