Historically speaking, slaves were beaten into learning to speak English, not other languages. While they may not “own” proper grammar, you would have to be delusional to deny the difference in English versus AAEA. While I easily toggle between both, it sounds like you’re trying to convince yourself that Awkwafina is not trying her hardest to sound like a black woman.

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