James Baldwin Essay | The Power of Language

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The Power of Language

Summary: James Baldwin once stated that language equated power in one's society. Is this true or not?
The essence of one's identity and being is undoubtedly found in the language that one uses to communicate. As James Baldwin said, "To speak a certain language could be dangerous," and of course this danger is not fickle or irrelevant.

So many instances prove this theory of identity by language correct, be it personal, or secular. For example, as a child, I communicated perfectly using the Spanish language, never imagining that this commodity would later cause me much grief and pain. Once entering school, I discovered not only that I could not understand what my classmates said, but also that I was misunderstood and judged for not speaking their tongue. I tried with never ceasing diligence to mimic the language of those around me only to be pained by my stubborn tongue, which would not work correctly to allow me to communicate with others. This lack...

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