Some people do manage to get rid of their accents, for different reasons. Some want to. Some just naturally do when they are surrounded by people speaking in other accents. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But as Appalachians, we are all marked by the land. In one way or another, it is a part of us, and if we don’t hide that, then people are going to judge us based on that. Because they’ve seen pictures of one-room schoolhouses here during modern times. Because the media constantly paints a picture of us as being stupid, and backward, and lazy, and illiterate.
— Silas House (via appalachian-appreciation)
marcie hancock