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Episode 3: Language as the vehicle of discrimination

linglab February 3, 2021 454 114 2

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In this third episode, we discuss the gap in current diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives. My guest is Dr. Christian IIbury who teaches and researches language use in contexts like social media and youth groups. We discuss how language functions as the vehicle of discrimination through which other outlawed characteristics of race for example are extensively exercised.  Christian shared findings of the accent bias project which investigated how accents affects candidate negatively at key mobility junctures. 

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