What is Language discrimination?
Language discrimination is when a person is treated differently because of that person’s native language or the characteristics of that person’s speech.
What are types of situations that individuals can be discriminated against?
A person can be discriminated in the workplace if that person speaks English with an accent or if their use of English language isn’t spoken with proficiency.
What are some examples of verbal and non verbal language discrimination you have observed?
Verbal discrimination can be expressed by the tone used when speaking to an individual. For example, a store clerk can speak in to person with a suspicious tone if that clerk has is judging that person based on a stereotype. Nonverbal discrimination is more common and is used unconsciously. For example, a white woman is walking down street and as she approaches a group of black men, she will clutch her purse tighter as she walks pass the group of black men.
How do Identity Labels contribute to discrimination?
Identity labels are labels that a person uses or that has been assigned to you, and it says something about who you are. These labels can easily lead to discrimination because the context in which the identity label is formed is often based in a stereotype.
Do you believe that discrimination in communication is ethical? Why or why not?
Discrimination is never ethical in communication. Weather the discrimination is verbal or non verbal, discrimination is never ethical because usually leads to the withholding of pertinent information. This lack of information will lead to miscommunication due a dearth of information.