Western professor offers insight into linguistic racism

Western Washington University anthropology professor Judy Pine presented her linguistic perspective on racism in a crash course discussion at the university’s Linguistics Club, Tuesday, Feb. 3.
Pine said there is an underlying implicit racism in the English language that people are unconsciously practicing in daily speech, based on American anthropologist and linguist Jane Hill’s book “The Everyday Language of White Racism.” Pine discussed how linguistic racism is maintained and reinforced in daily-spoken language and the solution to tackle the problem.