That’s what they called it back when I was a kid and that’s what they still call it now. Talking White meant avoiding the Black vernacular and cultural phrases stemming from spending three days a week in church and the remainder on my grandmother’s porch. Some people applauded that language. Others lambasted it. But all agreed that “talking White” was the best way to get and to keep a job no matter the race of the folks doing the hiring.
The ability to properly switch between White speak and Black speak, or to blend it together at will…
A blog from Medium about the fight against anti-Black racism.