Podcast: “Living in the US When You Don’t Sound White”

“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.

Listen to the podcast here. 

(Image permission of Emma Stiefel/AAJA Voices)

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