What I Hear When You Say

Code Words

Episode 8 | 6m 38s Video has closed captioning.

Examine the current function and long history of American’s use of “code words.” Artist Bayeté Ross Smith looks at how media shapes our perceptions. Comedian Hari Kondabolu thinks the media knows exactly what they are doing. Professor Pedro Noguera studies the history of coded language and its effects on all of us to this day.

Aired: 03/12/17

Rating: NR

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