Speak Jive, See the World: Justice Department Looking to Hire Ebonics Experts


There’s no reason our nations population of aging has-been rappers can’t put their skills to good use later in life:

AUGUST 23–The Department of Justice is seeking to hire linguists fluent in Ebonics to help monitor, translate, and transcribe the secretly recorded conversations of subjects of narcotics investigations, according to federal records.

A maximum of nine Ebonics experts will work with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta field division, where the linguists, after obtaining a “DEA Sensitive” security clearance, will help investigators decipher the results of “telephonic monitoring of court ordered nonconsensual intercepts, consensual listening devices, and other media.”

No need to advertise to fill the position — the Feds should hire this kid.

(h/t JWF)