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Language is powerful. When I was Head of a majority black school in Lewisham I was chuffed when a pupil told me, “You talk about black people like black people do.” When I asked what she meant she said that I didn’t look embarrassed to use the word “black”. But I knew my limits. It is never appropriate for a white person to use the ‘N’ word.
Digital media exposes the power of language. In the two platforms I use there are ‘trigger words’ that I occasionally use. Words that trigger a predictable, and predictably strong, reaction. “Management” is guaranteed to…
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