Check out my latest contribution at Lessons On Paper, "You Talk White": Stereotypes in Life and Fiction. I have a big vocabulary and I am not afraid to use it.
Two decades into the 21st century and people in America still say things like “You talk white” to each other. Even young people from diverse backgrounds are tripped into making assumptions about someone speaking well or “proper.” There’s a certain level of confusion over the presumed differences between what behavior and vocabulary should be and what is. At its heart, “You talk white” and all its iterations (did I just use one of the “white” words?) is a racially tainted classist observation about a person’s interests that says, you don’t fit the stereotype and it’s making us uncomfortable.
It's not real until you have the Amazon links to prove it. My first science fiction novel, Voice Of The Unheard is live on Amazon! It took some doing to see this through to the end. The last month has been an exercise in making myself appreciate what I've accomplished, instead of sprinting ahead to the next thing.
I take a general what happens if I do this approach to life. It keeps things interesting.