Dr. Neil Thompson discusses how language is a key part of human life. How people speak about groups of humans has a direct effect on that group.
Thompson discusses a brief history of the relationship between language and discrimination beginning in the 1960s. It was common to hear racist terms frequently used in public.
Language reflects and sustains the existing power structure. Power structures are not necessarily bad and society depends on them.
Thompson explains several approaches to using the correct language without falling into oversimplified political correctness. He explains five elements of the "taking sides approach" to language.
Thompson summarizes the key points of his presentation on the connection between language and discrimination; language is a complex subject.
Credits: Beyond Political Correctness
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This video lecture with Dr. Neil Thompson addresses problems inherent in the use of discriminatory language, discussing why political correctness is not necessarily the answer and examining the need for a much more sophisticated approach to tackling discriminatory forms of language.
Length: 35 minutes
Copyright date: ©2011
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