1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Nelson plays his identity politics as anybody else involved in anything within the American discourse right now. By using the term ‘of color’ but nonetheless I think his framing of what the discourse has become of the 30 million word gap is interesting. The main attack being on the weaponization of the idea that language IS the hinge by which the literacy of a population revolves around. This notion of fixing the low income children of color and their parents with regards to them just learning more words is something that is taking part in the structural racism going on in America, according to Flores.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 He argues that rather than looking at these children and their families as something to fix we should rather be looking at the word gap as something that has derived from a problem. It isn’t the problem itself. He denies the claim of language being the notion upon which we can determine the values of the children ‘of color’. This views sees the deficiency of words as a problem to be blamed on these communities that should be fixed. But how has this gap come to be? These families often have parents working almost extensively throughout the week and almost never getting the chance to even properly communicate with their children. And that capitalist society and the tradition needs to be criticized. He also criticizes the researchers who only want to follow this seductive narrative due to the huge funding that their getting for it. Funding to fix these poor pieces of shits. So they can learn words and so on and so on.. Nelson criticizes and frames his argument(while playing his identity politics) against it.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 And he suggests that instead of trying to fix people we should really try to fix the system that’s bring this gap on us. The system of oppression and capitalism where people only exist as tools of reaching the product. And also look at the diversities and linguistical differences as resources rather than problems. So the teachers could use them as in the classroom to better promote a narrative of literacy that isn’t dependent on who knows more words.

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