http://www.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,208~12588~2969790,00.html When is this idiocy going to end? "Ebonics, a dialect of American English that is spoken by many blacks throughout the country, was recognized as a separate language in 1996 by the Oakland school board." "Ebonics is a different language, it's not slang as many believe,' Texeira said. "For many of these students Ebonics is their language, and it should be considered a foreign language. These students should be taught like other students who speak a foreign language.' Do they really think this will help students to get ahead and succeed?