York College professor and expert in language, literacy, and rhetoric Dr. Erec Smith discusses rhetoric in America today. The battle of language has been raging for decades. Redefining words and vitriolic messaging are dividing Americans. Referencing the first hour, Smith agrees that Republicans need to work on their messaging to connect with broader audiences. Democrats have been using language to fuel cultural conflicts. Smith describes this as “rhetorical deception.” Smith is partnered with the Colorado Parent Advocacy Network. Smith tends to focus on racial & ethnic issues – ie, CRT in schools. Oppressor/oppressed narratives aren’t empowering; they take away from the accomplishments and hard work of minorities. Listen to the full interview in the second hour.
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