What is code-switching? How does it impact the Black community?
But for Black people, code-switching is far more complex and can often be taxing. Myles Durkee is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Michigan and has done extensive research on racial code-switching. AdWhen a Black person cannot effectively code-switch, the result can be damaging. If simply by code-switching of an officer already perceives a Black male as threatening, code-switching is an extremely effective way to alleviate some of that anxiety,” Durkee said. AdDurkee said that when it comes to code-switching in the workplace, leadership needs to recognize that it’s happening.