Rough Translation
Rough Translation

We (Still) Don't Say That

50:38 | Dec 16th, 2020

6 recommendations

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


Recommendations

aninatd recommended:Feb 23rd

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
🤔 Thought-provoking

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.

I thought this episode was:

💡 Educational
💪 Inspirational
🧐 Intriguing
😲 Shocking
🤔 Thought-provoking

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.

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
💡 Educational

phocks recommended:Feb 18th

Absolutely fascinating. The evolution of words. Social progress. Rules and norms. Just listen.

I thought this episode was:

🧐 Intriguing
😲 Shocking
👍 Well-produced

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 :)

I thought this episode was:

😲 Fascinating
💡 Educational

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.

I thought this episode was:

🌅 A beautiful story
😲 Fascinating
💡 Educational
🤓 Insightful
🤔 Thought-provoking