SFA: Color Coded: Language As A Survival Tool

August 7, 2020 

Original Program Date: August 7, 2020

This presentation tackles an old discussion with a new 2020 twist about code-switching – the skill in which one adapts language, demeanor and dialect to survive and thrive inside a dominant culture established by European roots. We discuss why many Black Americans code-switch, the emotional tax behind it and will examine what a society without code-switching looks like inside of educational and corporate institutions.