Quotation by June Jordan

If we lived in a democratic state our language would have to hurtle, fly, curse, and sing, in all the common American names, all the undeniable and representative and participating voices of everybody here.
June Jordan (b. 1936), African American poet and social critic. On Call, ch. 4 (1985).

Written in 1982, on schools' and other social institutions' insistence upon "standard English."
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