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July 8, 2020 58 min

For this first pod in a special Permission to Speak series on “non-standard” English (ie. how you probably speak... ehem), Samara chats with the linguist and scholar about African American English: why Black kids internalize shame about how they sound from an early age, what “standard English” even is and who the heck decided, and how all of our assumptions around speaking "correctly" play out on the grand scale (hiring practices, college admissions, policy) and on the small scale (within our friend circles, who we choose to read and admire and trust). This is the pod on antiracism you didn't know you needed.

 

More on Dr. Charity-Hudley: @acharityhudley on IG, annecharityhudley.com


Her Slate piece: slate.com/human-interest/2014/10/english-variation-not-related-to-intelligence-code-switching-and-other-ways-to-fight-linguistic-insecurity.html


Antiracist action if you're in CA -- learn more about ACA5, on the ballot this November, and consider a YES vote: latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-11/skelton-aca5-affirmative-action-proposition-209-california


Nell Painter: nellpainter.com

 

Kristin Linklater: linklatervoice.com

 

Killer Mike’s speech: youtube.com/watch?v=kSWasOhArfM

 

MLK’s final speech: youtube.com/watch?v=FmkwI5ItCFk

 

Bessie Smith: npr.org/2018/01/05/575422226/forebears-bessie-smith-the-empress-of-the-blues

 

David Crystal: thriftbooks.com/a/david-crystal/237279/

 

More on honoring native lands: usdac.us/nativeland

 

Send Samara any questions about your voice for our next mailbag episode at PermissiontoSpeakPod.com or on IG @permissiontospeakpod

 

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