Pretty much sums up everything regarding the notions of ‘acting Black’ and ‘acting White’
This article references the very first article I wrote on diversityHow to Write Women of Colour and Men of Colour if you are White. This article was requested by a reader who wanted further explanation on the term “Western Neutral” which I used in my previous article when explaining how to write POC.
The first time someone ever accused me of “speaking white” I was maybe seven years old.
The concept completely baffled me.
My mother is a speech language pathologist, I grew up in a middle class multicultural neighborhood, I went to a gifted school and I live in the midwest.
Literally everyone around me sounded exactly the same.
So, why on earth was this tow headed, yellow bellied, idjit kid accusing me of “talking like a white person” when literally everyone within shouting distance of us spoke with the same exact midwestern standard dialect?
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