Why “Where Are You From — Originally?” Is An Offensive Question

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Yes, I have an accent — because I speak multiple languages. I will not be questioned by people who can barely articulate their thoughts in a single one.

A deeper question is: Why look for markers of “otherness” in a person? That’s where it all gets more complicated, and a bit suspicious.

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Mercedes Cardona

Mercedes Cardona

Ex AP, Ad Age, Gannett. My opinions have always been my own. If truth is a weapon, I'm an active shooter.