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Judge Thurgood Marshall famously quoted his father saying that to change one’s speech when speaking with people of dialect is an insult to their intelligence and dignity, whether they realize it or not.  Fred Thompson is demonstrating his contempt for southern white people by adopting a cornpone speech pattern.

Thompson has begun speaking with an exaggerated “cracker” accent while campaigning in South Carolina, as noted by the author of this article in the Dallas Morning News.


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