Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

This video sent chills down my spine, because I am also one of the guilty parties, who laugh or judge people by the way they speak…English. Forgetting that this language came to many of my people in the form of a boat and colonization. As Jamila said, she is not promoting ignorance but the celebration of languages and the ability to be articulate in all of these wonderful languages. So instead of us mocking those who cannot speak like us, let us celebrate the mere fact that they can speak… and as much as we may like to correct them or feel annoyed by their pronunciation of the word “consequences”, we still hear them, dont we? we understand what they are trying to say; and I believe that should be a celebration in itself because there is no master of pronunciation. Thank you Jamila!!!

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