Quick note: AAVE, for those who don’t know, is an acronym for “African American Vernacular English”, the dialect unique to Black communities in the United States. You can read the Wiki article about it here.
Really interesting vid from trans vlogger Kat Blaque:
The video really goes into depth about this complicated issue. As Kat rightly said, it’s such a “grey area” issue. I’ve had similar issues – although not with AAVE, as I’m from the UK – and it’s difficult as a white woman to critique it responsibly and fairly. My knee-jerk reaction is that it shouldn’t be used, but, then again, it’s not my culture and it would be patently wrong to police the language of cultures and communities that I’m decidedly ignorant of.