People of Color Must Speak Our Dialects and Native Tongues Even When It Makes Other People Uncomfortable

In her poem, “Choices,” the great Nikki Giovanni says, “When i can’t express what i really feel i practice feeling what i can express and none of it is equal,” and so it is with all language. As we human beings try to get as near as possible to saying what it is we really feel and mean, people of color must speak and…

She/her. I write stuff. Published in Human Parts, Zora, AnInjustice!. #BLM http://www.Instagram.com/BridgetteWrites https://www.facebook.com/BridgetteHWrites

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Can People From Northern Ireland speak Irish?

Still looking for the best method to learn a language? Make your own!

Why Your Double Negative Pet Peeve Is Irrational

Stupid joke about negatives and how they don’t cancel each other out

Why did Internet Translators fail To Translate?

You’re Pronouncing Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Name Wrong

How Are Storms Named?

Do These Four Things Before Starting Your Language Learning Journey

Top 10 Untranslatable Japanese Expressions That Appreciate The Small Things in Life

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Bridgette L. Hylton

Bridgette L. Hylton

She/her. I write stuff. Published in Human Parts, Zora, AnInjustice!. #BLM http://www.Instagram.com/BridgetteWrites https://www.facebook.com/BridgetteHWrites

More from Medium

Can We Have a Black Santa For Christmas? Nope.

Black Santa reading a book, white color covering her mouth looking

OF COURSE YOU “SEE” COLOR:

NPR: “Others see it as more of a disappointment” that the wrong POC won the Boston Mayoral Race

KFC and Rudolf Steiner

White man looking at some chicken breasts