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Talking White

Confessions of a Code-Switcher: 'Talking White' as an Accent

Joshua Adams | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Joshua Adams

While we may speak similarly as another from the same culture, a racially monolithic way of talking is simply not possible. We deserve to give each other room for cultural background and experience, and should not force each other to conform into our conceptions of their group.

Talking White: Black People's Disdain For "Proper English" And Academic Achievement Is A Myth

Slate | Jamelle Bouie | Posted 10.02.2014 | Black Voices

“All right, hear me out,” begins the young black woman in a video uploaded to the website LiveLeak last Friday. “There is no such thing as ‘ta...

Yes, I Use Proper Grammar and No, I'm Not White: The Ugly Truth of "Acting White" in NYC

Jordan Houston | Posted 11.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Jordan Houston

I was naïve to the fact that in cities as diverse as Manhattan, distressed communities are continuing to provide minorities with their identities in a colorless way -- allowing the social costs of breaking free to remain high.

Oh, That's How He Talks!

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

Nader said that Obama has to 'talk white' in order to win. Does that mean with a stereotypical patois? Does that mean sans ghetto? Regardless, he doesn't grasp that the nation is turning brown.