Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Why I keep speaking up, even when people mock my accent | Safwat Saleem, TED Talk

"What is normal anyway? We know reviewers will find spelling errors in your writing if they think you're black. We know that professors are less likely to help female... students. And we know that resumes with white sounding names get more callback that resemes with black sounding names. Why is that? Because of our expectations of what is normal." — Safwat Saleem

Description: "Artist Safwat Saleem grew up with a stutter -- but as an independent animator, he decided to do his own voiceovers to give life to his characters. When YouTube commenters started mocking his Pakistani accent, it crushed him, and his voice began to leave his work. Hear how this TED Fellow reclaimed his voice and confidence in this charming, thoughtful talk."

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