Discussion 1. Considering Our Language
The goal of this discussion is to consider the importance of the language that we use and take stock of the (single) stories we rely when referring to specific people and/or groups.
Due: 11:59PM on Sunday, May 31st
Based on your review of the readings and video segments included in the material for this week, take time to explain the importance of reconsidering the labels our society uses to identify specific groups? What were your main takeaways from this material? What is the relationship between relationship between our readings on Humanizing Language and The Danger of a Single Story. [1 paragraph, approx. 100-200 words]
Why should we care about this stories we tell ourselves about people connected to the criminal justice system or the language used to refer to the population?