“Standard American English” – what is it and what’s the story behind its origins? And when you don’t speak American English accent well, what are the social and professional consequences?
Sharing here a thought-provoking podcast by the Asian American Journalists Association, where questions about assimilation, discrimination, and stereotyping are sensitively explored. One of the reporters dropped by our offices and participated in a speech evaluation – a fun encounter! – you’ll hear a moment of that as well.
(Image permission of Emma Stiefel/AAJA Voices)