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Race: Are we so different

A blog looking at the changing face of race around our region, created in cooperation with Pacific Science Center, the University of Washington Department of Communication and the City of Seattle Race and Justice Initiative

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November 18, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Race project | African American English a valid dialect

“I was worried that I wasn’t welcomed because I didn’t talk properly,” said Alicia Wassink, as she described her experience as a kindergarten student in 1973. “At the same time, I was worried that I would be scrutinized even more . . . because people were waiting for me to fail.” “Switching back into African…


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