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Most of the public Internet polyglots are white males.

Do race and national origin play a role in the decisions people make about learning languages? What can we do to inspire more non-whites to learn foreign languages?

Back in March 2012, I recorded a Skype call with Fasulye and Jana Fadness to encourage more women to learn languages and be public about being polyglots. I decided to widen the discussion to race and national origin.

Here is a video of a Skype call I had with three polyglots and language learners Idahosa Ness, David Mansaray, Moses McCormick. We talk about the roles of race and national origin in language learning. Moses, David and Idahosa give suggestions on how to overcome self-imposed or societal limitations or prejudices.