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The Language of Racism: Why It's Time to Get Rid of Master Bedroom, Cake Walk, Grandfather Clause

Kristen Syrett, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Direct in the Rutgers University Department of Linguistics, discussed covert racism ingrained in the language we use. Expressions like "sold down the river," "grandfathering in," and even "cake walk" are all rooted in enslavement.

Listen here: The Language of Racism


With Campus Quiet, Students Go Online to “Swap” Languages


Read what Rutgers students have to say about the LEP Exchanges Initiative and how they continued their learning experience in the virtual world.

Read the article here: With Campus Quiet, Students Go Online to “Swap” Languages
Written by John Chadwick | SAS Senior Writer

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