Quote of the Day: Judy Dothard Simmons on Code-Switching

The poet and journalist on how blacks speak and act differently to appease white people.


Read more about code-switching here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.