Are You In A Danger Zone Or Creating One By Code Switching?
August 14, 2019
I have realized how many experiences I have had negative and positive due to people who have code switched in the past and present. Code switching being a term I wouldn't know through out the interaction or be able to notice until after the fact. After that the impact is already there. The most alarming thing about code switching is when a person who has already established themselves in a particular way has to suffer through the attacks of the person who code switched them into that particular reality. That person may also be making fun of the real identity of the person through actions or words accidentally-- vice versa. This can create a complete war zone where there should be some cohesive behavior. If you are a person who isn't interested in code switching or comes into heavy contact with the behavior while learning and making life adjustments it is imperative to stay focused on maintaining your identity and life's focus.
This video about internalized racism made me think about how many people may be perceived as having internalized racism or promoting those behaviors due to code switching.