We (Still) Don't Say That
50:38 | Dec 16th, 2020
France is the place where for decades you weren't supposed to talk about someone's blackness, unless you said it in English. Today, we're going to meet the people who took a very French approach to ch...Show More
mm recommended:Feb 22nd
Fascinating story about French language and culture and how it grapples with race. One woman’s quest on changing how the n-word is used as the word for “ghost writer” in French.
tvidatko recommended:Feb 20th
I believe that the words we choose to use can change the way we think about some things and people. This French story shows us why it's important to care about the way we speak.
phocks recommended:Feb 18th
Absolutely fascinating. The evolution of words. Social progress. Rules and norms. Just listen.
sjlinquist recommended:Feb 16th
This was so interesting*! I’m really appreciating hearing these types of stories about language—specifically language regarding Black folks here—from other countries because we in the States are so US-centric. *Especially interesting because I once spoke French :)
emilyh recommended:Dec 18th, 2020
A little update for one of my fav episodes. I love how it takes a nuanced look into the power in words and the debate around what we can or cannot say. Sometimes a little bit of distance makes everything seem clearer.