Getting Talked into (and out of) Whiteness

Mary Bucholtz, Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara It has long been recognized by social scientists that race is a socially, culturally, and politically constructed system for producing and reproducing inequality (Goodman, Moses, & Jones 2012; Harrison 1995; Omi & Winant 1994). Crucially, the racial system is sustained in large part through language