Competence Downshift

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Competence Downshift

Postby TheVat on November 30th, 2018, 12:54 pm ... b06508415e

I will try to find the original study link, too, for those who have hit their article limit at WaPo.

I've seen white liberals do this, and it can be embarassing to watch. This form of down-translation is something most of us do with children, which is perhaps more appropriate, but I think it still engenders an unfortunate habit of condescencion (and deprives children of a teaching moment where they can go use a dictionary or ask the meaning of a word).

Here's the link....
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