Language Prejudice

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Language prejudice and racism in the United States is an extremely serious problem. Many people may not be aware how much language prejudice and racism are there still exist in our schools, workplaces, and anywhere else around people in their life. Americans as the number one immigrant country, there are people with all different skin colors, languages, religions, culture, and everyone should accept and respect each other. Everyone is equal, and there is not anyone inferior to another. Sometimes, not only what people do show prejudice but the words they use to describe people have some underground meanings of prejudice and racism. Many people don’t realize how much language of prejudice and racism can hurt others. The main cause of the language…show more content…
Furthermore, the article “Study Finds Students with Southern Accents Often Discriminated Against in Colleges,” Warner mentions that the language of prejudice and discriminate toward the students who have a southern or Appalachian accent. Also, students who have Southern accent often discriminated against at the nation’s colleges and universities because of how they sound. Sometimes, students who have the Southern accent may have a hard time to get along with local students in a class; local students have superiority on their accent over southern students. According to the article, the author states that “In other words, students may shy away from speaking out in class and might curtail what could be a more involved rate of participation in class because they have faced ridicule over their accents.” This example is important because the Southern students have a much more hard time than the local students to express themselves, and what they are saying may not be able to understand by their teachers and classmates. As a result, Southern students have less participation in class. They have to struggle through the difficulty of accent and work much hard to eliminate their Southern accents in order to “fit in” better at college. In the article, Warner also talks about the students who have Southern accent are more inferior to others. For instance, some professors in school despise the students have a Southern accent, and the professors would sometimes make fun of their…show more content…
Language prejudice and racism always exists in everywhere around our lives. Sometimes, race people are encounter losing jobs or difficult to find jobs, and also the difference treats in the workplace and the school. The only way of resolving is to treat everyone with respect, not just respect their languages but every aspect of their cultures. Also, fairness is always a key to peace, no matter who the majority or minority
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