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Lieu 1 Virginia Lieu Anthropology 3 Professor Laura Hubbard GSI Yoshiko Konishi October 30, 2008 White Public Space In Language, Race, and White Public Space , Jane Hill discusses language and its representation of one’s “race,” biology, economic, and social status. She asks the question, “Why do so many highly educated, cosmopolitan, economically secure people continue to think and act as racists?” She attempts to define “white public space” and how it affects and shapes society. Hill begins by introducing the heritage of anthropology; anthropology supposedly founded scientific racism and also pioneered against it. She cites the case of the Ebonics panic when linguists and linguistic anthropologists wanted to have “equality” of languages by eliminating Ebonics from the Oakland school. This is hypocritical; isn’t eliminating Ebonics, also English, creating inequality? She cites Urciuoli and her research on bilingual Puerto Ricans in New York City.
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course ANTHRO 3AC taught by Professor Lightfoot during the Fall '08 term at Berkeley.

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