A Habit: Code switching and Reading the Room

In a linguistic context, wikipedia (my credible source of choice) defines code switching as: “when a speaker alternates between two or more languages, or language varieties, in the context of a single conversation. Multilinguals, speakers of more than one language, sometimes use elements of multiple languages when conversing with each other.”   Being bilingual (in

Take a Joke!

“Oh, take a joke!” is my second favorite way to feel invalidated by a White person.   Right after “okay, but, where are you from from?”   Yes, please continue to call my humor and personhood into question. I love it!   Obviously, I mean this ironically.   Please, reader of this small column, don’t