Jaswinder Bolina's Essay: Writing Like A White Guy

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Jaswinder Bolina uses his identification as Other, to describe difficulties within the writing and speaking community related to what is commonly identified as “white” English in his essay, Writing Like a White Guy. Bolina’s audience is people whom identify as “Other” or “non-white”. He emphasizes, “The first perhaps essential step in assimilating into any culture is the successful adoption of the host country’s language. What’s unusual in America is that this is no different for the immigrant than for the native-born nonwhite.” This shows that this passage is not exclusively directed to writers or immigrants but to anybody who deviates from American-born white. Within the essay, examples from personal experience, public news, and historical

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