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  1. Oct 2020
    1. his repertoire was seen as indicative ofor-igins, defined within stable and static (“national”) spaces, andnot of biographical trajectories that develop in actual historiesand topographies. The question as to which (particular andsingle) language Joseph “spoke” was one that led to statementsabout where he was born, about where his origins lie. Thefact is, however, that someone’s linguistic repertoire reflectsalife, not just birth, a life that is lived in a real sociocultural,historical, and political space.

      In this quote, the author discusses how the language one speaks can disqualify someone, based on almost no evidence. Within the "national spaces", Joseph was judged based on the language he spoke and where his origins lie which is unjust. Josephs sociolinguistic profile was not considered "normal" in the Home Office.

    1. We cannot be sure that these phe-nomena are genuinely outside the linguistic order of ra-cism until we understand dimensions of that or-der—within which age-graded cohorts may have arelatively enduring place

      The main point of the argument is that white people have adapted some Spanish speaking phrases like adios, hasta la vista and comprende into their everyday lives but are unaware of how to properly speak the language and use the language to mock it. "Interlocutors require access to very negative racializing representations of Chicanos and Latinos as stupid, politically corrupt, sexually loose, lazy, dirty, and disorderly." It is Mock Spanish that creates a negative image towards Hispanic people in all with the words and phrases white people decide to use.