Saturday, August 6, 2016

Speech, the greatest divider

“We do not like outsiders or people who are different from us, whether difference lies in how they look, how they act, or, most important, how they talk.” —J. D. Vance, speaking of Appalachians, but noticing a condition that, to some degree or other, affects everyone.

"[H]istorically it is pretty well proved now that the ancient Greeks and Romans knew nothing about race. They had another standard—civilized and barbarian—and you could have white skin and be a barbarian and you could be black and civilized." —C.L.R. James