PBS NewsHour

We stigmatize accents, but language belongs to everyone

Clip: 07/03/2018 | 3m 19s Video has closed captioning.

Scholar and novelist Hernan Diaz was born in Argentina, grew up in Sweden, and spent most of his life in the United States. To some degree, he says, he has a foreign accent in every language he speaks. Diaz shares his humble opinion on accent discrimination and “the hospitality at the heart of every language.”

Aired: 07/03/18

Rating: NR

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