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The Racial Politics of Sound

Sep 10, 2018

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We often think of racism as operating solely on a visual level - judgments based on skin color or facial features. But what about sounds? What judgments of intelligence, education, and personality lie behind ideas about sounding ‘white’ or ‘black’? Jennifer Lynn Stoever is Associate Professor of English at Binghamton University in New York, and Editor-in-Chief of the blog, “Sounding Out!”. She's talks with us about her book, “The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening." Original air date 2/26/18.