Joshie, on 11 October 2012 - 06:30 AM, said:
Why is it okay to write/transcibe in AAVE if its academic sociology/some famous creative person like David Simon and not in other cases? These hosts aren't the best at explaining the reasoning behind something & making it make sense
I'm assuming they mean it like:
David Simon/Scripts - People speak that way, and if that's how you want your script to be read you have to write in slang.
Academia - There are plenty of ebonics/vernacular/slang classes, and classes that study how language changes over time. Slang in a class like that is very important.
In the case of a court stenographer, or an FBI intelligence conversation logger. They should write in proper English. It'd be a madhouse if you wrote in slang because there is no Webster's defined spelling for certain words, and 50 year old white cops/judges/etc. would have to read and understand what happened.
Personally, I don't believe typing a certain way can be racist.