Required Reading: HISD Police Officer's Ebonics Dictionary

You’ve probably heard by now of the Ebonics dictionary put out by an HISD police officer last May.

The school district wasn’t exactly lightning-quick in moving to take any action, but now they’re saying all the proper things, how this will not be tolerated, wrongdoers will be published, blah, blah, blah.

But you may not have seen the actual pamphlet, except for some quick glimpses on TV.

So here it is. Improve your street cred! Learn that “befo” means “before"! – Richard Connelly

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