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The Quiet Violence of Language

The Quiet Violence of Language

Update: 2023-12-05
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Inspired by the ongoing suffering in Palestine, this episode explores language's power and potential harm. Words aren’t harmless and are often dangerous. Slight differences in word choice alter people’s perceptions. Minor differences can turn humans into “animals.”

There’s no guest today; instead, I investigate the subtle nuances in our words through the deeply rooted history of “dog-whistling.” I hope this episode will inspire us to think more critically about any media we encounter—from newspaper headlines and political rhetoric to advertisements and TV shows. 

Because words are more complex than they seem.

Trigger Warning: multiple moments in this episode contain sensitive material, including racism and brief mentions of sexual assault.

Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that celebrates the extraordinariness of immigrant life. We do this by providing our listeners with authentic, unvarnished insights into the immigrant identity in America. Immigrantly has garnered significant recognition and has been featured in renowned media outlets such as the Nieman StoryboardThe GuardianThe Slowdownand CNN.

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Host & Producer: Saadia Khan I Content Writer: Michaela Strauther I Editorial review: Shei Yu I Sound Designer & Editor: Paroma Chakravorty I Immigrantly Theme Music: Simon Hutchinson Other Music: Epidemic Sound

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The Quiet Violence of Language

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Saadia Khan| Immigrantly Media