As Craig Martin, from the Edge, asks: When does code switching go wrong?
Maybe in this case?
The caption at the original post reads:
I don’t understand Duke University. At a ceremony reading out the names of victims of genocide, this Blue Devil [i.e., their team mascot] got into the act. Maybe the strangest thing I’ve seen in a spell, it was, I’m sure, meant as an act of piety at this sports besotted university.
You’ll learn more about code switching at
Lehigh University when the Edge
comes to town in a few days.
The media here in the U.S. is currently filled with stories marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre of scores of the minority Tutsis in Rwanda, at the hands of dominant Hutus. Begun after the deadly April 6, 1994, attack on President Habyarimana‘s plane — a Hutu himself — 800,000 Tutsis (the number usually reported) were scapegoated in the following weeks, many killed by neighbors or hacked to death with machetes…, an atrocious event by any measure, no doubt. Continue reading “Making the Familiar Grotesque”