"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good." —Thomas Paine
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Accents, Class, and White Singers Black Folks Thought Were Black
People's class assumptions often have more to do with accent than skin color; there were hotels and restaurants in the segregated South that would not serve African-Americans, but they would serve Africans. I remembered that when I stumbled on this, and realized accent and vocal style affects people's assumptions about race, too: 10 White Singers We Once Thought Were Black | Madame Noire.