Honeybee Connection Podcast by MB

Why Do White People Use That Word? with Caleb Armstrong

March 23, 2021 Megan-Brette Hamilton, PhD, CCC-SLP Season 1 Episode 6
Honeybee Connection Podcast by MB
Why Do White People Use That Word? with Caleb Armstrong
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Honeybee Connection Podcast by MB
Why Do White People Use That Word? with Caleb Armstrong
Mar 23, 2021 Season 1 Episode 6
Megan-Brette Hamilton, PhD, CCC-SLP


In this episode of HBC Podcast by MB, I speak with my kindergarten friend, Caleb Armstrong.  Unlike my previous guests I've had who have had shared their experiences with language and culture from BIPOC (trending terminology;) lens, Caleb honestly and genuinely shares his experiences as a White male who has always been friends with people who don't share his cultural +  racial/ethnic background. We learn about Caleb's passion for language and communication by listening to a story about his grandfather who is a polyglot, his love for screenwriting, and a very hard lesson learned at a young age about using the N-word. This open conversation led me to highlight the differences between slang and dialect, and my own opinion on use of the N-word. 

NOTE: Caleb and I talked about so many things that there just wasn't enough time and space to share everything.  Stay tuned for "HBC Extras" this summer where I'll share some of the conversations that just didn't get the space they deserved.

Caleb Armstong.

Caleb Armstrong. Bon Vivant. Sophisticate. Screenwriter. Creative professional. Employed by the United States DoD, his downtime consists mainly of reading, writing, and cooking. He has been known to defend Roy Choi's grilled cheese recipe with a fervor typically reserved for White Boomers when a waiter delivers the wrong food or they are told that they have been cut off at the bar. In the year 2000 he caught a debilitating case of Mystikal Fever, but has since recovered. He and his beloved wife live outside of Baltimore, Maryland, with their two dogs, in a rowhome full of ghosts and nature's one, true, ungodly mistake - camel crickets.



Music for this episode is Like Honey by Dr. Delight provided by soundstripe.com.

Cover artwork and design by Katrina Langland and Eloise Stewart.

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Here are some interesting and fun resources to check out that highlight slang and it's use in communication, and use of the N-word.

Learn what all the Milennials are actually saying.

Are you still using these outdated slang terms?

Finally, Straight Talk about the N-Word - great article!

DON'T FORGET TO...

Join the HoneyBee Connection Facebook page for more information and news about language, culture, and communication.

Download free resources about language and culture or the eBook on classroom communication strategies on my website.

...when you work with people... Language matters. Culture counts. 

Thank you for listening!

~MB

Show Notes


In this episode of HBC Podcast by MB, I speak with my kindergarten friend, Caleb Armstrong.  Unlike my previous guests I've had who have had shared their experiences with language and culture from BIPOC (trending terminology;) lens, Caleb honestly and genuinely shares his experiences as a White male who has always been friends with people who don't share his cultural +  racial/ethnic background. We learn about Caleb's passion for language and communication by listening to a story about his grandfather who is a polyglot, his love for screenwriting, and a very hard lesson learned at a young age about using the N-word. This open conversation led me to highlight the differences between slang and dialect, and my own opinion on use of the N-word. 

NOTE: Caleb and I talked about so many things that there just wasn't enough time and space to share everything.  Stay tuned for "HBC Extras" this summer where I'll share some of the conversations that just didn't get the space they deserved.

Caleb Armstong.

Caleb Armstrong. Bon Vivant. Sophisticate. Screenwriter. Creative professional. Employed by the United States DoD, his downtime consists mainly of reading, writing, and cooking. He has been known to defend Roy Choi's grilled cheese recipe with a fervor typically reserved for White Boomers when a waiter delivers the wrong food or they are told that they have been cut off at the bar. In the year 2000 he caught a debilitating case of Mystikal Fever, but has since recovered. He and his beloved wife live outside of Baltimore, Maryland, with their two dogs, in a rowhome full of ghosts and nature's one, true, ungodly mistake - camel crickets.



Music for this episode is Like Honey by Dr. Delight provided by soundstripe.com.

Cover artwork and design by Katrina Langland and Eloise Stewart.

***************************
Here are some interesting and fun resources to check out that highlight slang and it's use in communication, and use of the N-word.

Learn what all the Milennials are actually saying.

Are you still using these outdated slang terms?

Finally, Straight Talk about the N-Word - great article!

DON'T FORGET TO...

Join the HoneyBee Connection Facebook page for more information and news about language, culture, and communication.

Download free resources about language and culture or the eBook on classroom communication strategies on my website.

...when you work with people... Language matters. Culture counts. 

Thank you for listening!

~MB