voice and race recognition

john at research.haifa.ac.il john at research.haifa.ac.il
Wed Dec 29 09:40:33 UTC 2010

Also, when HH contrasted EMployment and UNemployment, I thought 'Wow, not
too many Whites would have thought of that.' I think that alone would have
convinced a lot of Whites that he's Black.

Quoting "Angus B. Grieve-Smith" <grvsmth at panix.com>:

> On 12/28/2010 9:13 AM, john at research.haifa.ac.il wrote:
> > Related to this, it seems to be practically impossible for White
> > Americans to convincingly mimic the speech of Black Americans, at least to
> the
> > extent that Black Americans think that they are actually Black on the basis
> of
> > their voice--a project I was working on during the 1980s spent a good deal
> of
> > time trying to find such White Americans with absolutely no success, I mean
> not
> > a single person.
>      I can't really think of one either.  There are some people who,
> hearing Howie Hawkins on the radio, thought he was Black, but I'm not
> sure if any of them were Black themselves:
> --
> 				-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
> 				grvsmth at panix.com

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