My freshman year of college I gave a presentation in front of my Understanding Theater class. When I got my grade back I had points deducted, but no reason for this deduction was given. When I asked the professor why she told me that it was because she wasn’t able to fully understand me. I was born and raised in Oklahoma, but I speak with the accent of the rural farming community I grew up in. She later in the semester told me that “it is hard to take you seriously when you talk like that.” As if I was putting on the accent.