Why Knowing The History Behind ‘Well-Spoken’ And ‘Uppity’ Matters

Nicole Rojas
Dec 9, 2019 - 6:43
Why Knowing The History Behind ‘Well-Spoken’ And ‘Uppity’ Matters

New Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg found himself in hot water when he described Senator Cory Booker, one of just two Black men running for the Democratic nomination, as “well-spoken.” Booker was quick to respond, saying he was taken aback by the former NYC mayor’s use of a tired trope about African Americans.  In an interview with CBS This Morning on December 6, Bloomberg said the two politicians had endorsed each other numerous times throughout the years. “He’s very well-spoken,” Bloomberg said when answering a question about this month’s Democratic primary debate. “He’s got some good ideas. It would be better the more diverse any group is.”   The upcoming Democratic debate will only feature white...

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