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There is no real psychological answer for this question. The only way in which I could relate it to Psychology is through the Social Learning Theory. That is to say, white youths may identify black youths as their role models and thus their language would be learned through observational learning and possibly with vicarious reinforcement from their peers.

However, language tends more to be a socially learned thing as in that it is learned from the people with whom one interacts with and it is thus not entirely valid to state that black youths speak in a different way to white youths

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