caring about how language affects people

via Sociological Images, here’s a video in which Jay Smooth addresses Asher Roth use of “nappy headed hos” in a tweet. I like Smooth’s attention to care in the video:

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4 Responses to caring about how language affects people

  1. Kyle Bella says:

    Thanks for posting this video, Jay Smooth is quite perceptive and able to speak very succinctly on complex issues. I don’t know to what extent I (dis)agree with him, but I will listen again.

  2. Michael says:

    Yeah, I don’t fully agree with him in this case. I think it’s problematic to view political relations as “friendships.” I think he’s using the metaphor pretty well here, though.

  3. Lani says:

    I like this layout much, much more, Michael.

  4. Michael says:

    Thanks, Lani. Me too. It’s readable and much simpler than the previous layout.

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