Talking white

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“Talking white” is a pejorative term applied mostly to black people. The standard accent is the one spoken by the majority group or the socially advantaged group, which in this case would be white people. If you speak with a standard accent, you're judged as being more intelligent, more competent, more credible, more hireable. This bias is implicit, but comes with a lot of negative consequences.

This term implies that black people cannot be educated and must therefore be “talking white,” as if being articulate is a white characteristic. Blackness comes in all shades, cultures, classes, experiences and values. There’s no guide to being black and there’s not one singular “black culture”. This term has many expectations and stereotypes attached to it, and is therefore unacceptable.

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