The Everyday Language of White Racism (Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture) (Wiley-Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture)

The Everyday Language of White Racism - Jane H. Hill This book just pissed me off. She makes ridiculous assumptions just to try to prove her thesis. Many of her discussions are honestly interesting and valid (hence the 2 stars), but other points she makes, in particular in the section dealing with Spanish, are just plain wrong. As a native Spanish speaker I can assure you that what she tries to use as proof of racism is ridiculous. I'm very surprised that as an anthropologist she didn't bother to dig a little deeper into the actual social meaning of some stupid grammatical mistake.