Podcast: This is America. Speak English.

ThreeSixty students participated in a special Virtual News Team to creatively cover how they are impacted by the pandemic. This piece is part of ThreeSIxty’s COVID-19 Collection.


Dedeepya family
Dedeepya Guthikonda and her family.

English has taken on a new role in America, putting non-English and multilingual speakers in the face of linguistic discrimination and violence.

In this podcast, I share my family’s experience with English as immigrants. I also talked to linguistic anthropologist Ana Celia Zentella, who provides insight into the ever-growing and changing role of language in today’s society.