Gonna Make Em Listen: Code Switching and Voice
There are things I would say to my dad that I would never say to a professor. It doesn't have anything to do with respect, or how smart they both are, or what we're going to talk about, really. It's just that my daddy hears words one way and my professor hears them another. And sometimes the things I want to say have to pass through a million miles of space to reach from one of them to the other.
This is what code-switching is: changing what you say and the way you say it to give your audience the right picture of you. The one that fits and does what you want.
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