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Black Lives Matter and Police Violence

Readings and other resources for use in linguistic anthropology classes on topics of police violence, the Black Lives Matter movement, and structural racism Continue reading

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Video clips for teaching language ideologies

Several colleagues have suggested film and video clips that may be useful in teaching about language ideologies, including the value of standard and non-standard varieties, social stereotypes, and style shifting. This post includes several YouTube videos. Continue reading

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Steve Harvey’s white voice

Black Comedian Steve Harvey compares white and black communication styles. He imitates a white man’s voice at 2:35-4:13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICsHscXzXw0 (2:35-4:13)

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Mock Asian in Margaret Cho and Long Duk Dong

Examples of Mock Asian Margaret Cho http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAmcPS6xoZA&feature=related (8:32-end) Gedde Watanabe (Long Duk Dong) on NPR http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88591800

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Race and language

AAA video Race: Are You So Different?

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Margaret Cho – I’m the One I Want

In this  excerpt, Cho  talks about race and language: being asked  to speak to viewers “in your native language,” being treated like a visiting exchange student, and being the only White person around a bunch of Asians. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc6mLwOa2Ig This is … Continue reading

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2010 Colbert Report on creating fear through images

On the subject of constructing Latin American immigrants as inherintly “illegal,” here is a great clip from a 2010 Colbert Report show– http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/361456/october-07-2010/indecision-2010—revenge-of-the-fallen—fearstock-com If the link doesn’t work or load, people can find it by searching for “Colbert fearstock.com“.

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Anti-illegal alien website

This anti-illegal alien site contains rants about illegal aliens and compares them to thieves, invaders, etc:  http://www.illegalaliens.us/ Some of the more interesting links on the site include the ‘Illegal Illegals Song’ and ‘Euphemisms.’ Tons of other links to explore as well.

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Sotomayor “You have lots of splainin to do”

“You have lots of ‘splaining to do”…  Senator Tom Corburn (R-Oklahoma) interrupted Supreme Court candidate Sonia Sotomayor’s explanation about gun laws with this phrase, which echoes what Ricky Ricardo used to say to Lucy on the television show “I Love Lucy” … Continue reading

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Politicians’ remarks about Hispanic voters and chimichangas

From Taco- to Chimichanga-Gate * “Insensitive Remarks Know No Party” by Kathleen McKinley,Houston Chronicle (February 18, 2012) http://blog.chron.com/texassparkle/2012/02/insensitive-remarks-knows-no-party/ * “The chimichanga wars” By Dana Milbank,Washington Post (February 17, 2012) http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-chimichanga-wars/2012/02/17/gIQAFEBrJR_story.html * “Friday Talking Points — Milbank’s Unfunny Puns” By Chris … Continue reading

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