(THE COLLEGE FIX) -- A linguistics and education professor from Michigan State University claims that telling somebody that you can’t understand him is an example of “linguistic racism.”
More specifically, it’s “racist” to ask a person to repeat what he said because you “don’t understand [his] thick accent” (does anyone actually say that … especially the “thick” part?).
Another example is someone “openly say[ing] only English is to be spoken in the workplace” despite the presence of multilingual employees.
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