Putting an Accent on Racial Identity

A reality-show star who was asked to tone down her Hispanic accent seeks to remain true to herself.

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The business of accents can be political, but not necessarily in this instance. Acting isn't about being you; it really is about becoming someone else, which is what Bermudez figured out during the episode. It's pretty simple: No one can take away who you are unless you let him -- even in entertainment.

Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., is editor-at-large for The Root. Follow her on Twitter.

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Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., is editor-at-large at The Root and founder of the award-winning news blog the Burton Wire. Follow her on Twitter.

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