First, watch this quick Ted Talk by John Baugh (the author of the article you read)




Write FIRST: Remind us all what “folk linguistic” ideologies are, and then explain how folks linguistic ideologies contribute to housing discrimination.

Write SECOND: On page 165 Baugh says, “Judge Cooper accepted the fact that many lay people can draw racial inference from speech, whereas many defendants in housing discrimination cases or insurance redlining deny that they can make any such racial determination, say, during a telephone conversation. Linguistic profiling is either legal, or it is not.” Should it be legal or illegal and why? Use examples from our course readings to support your claim.