Yes, language can be a source of discrimination. For example, people who speak a certain language may be discriminated against by those who don’t speak that language. This can happen in both intentional and unintentional ways.
Intentional discrimination can happen when people use language to deliberately exclude or mistreat others. This might happen, for example, when people make fun of someone for the way they speak or use offensive language to target someone because of their ethnicity or nationality.
Unintentional discrimination can also happen when people use language in a way that unintentionally excludes or mistreats others. This might happen, for example, when people use terms that they’re not aware are offensive or when they make assumptions about someone based on the way they speak.
Discrimination based on language can have a big impact on people’s lives. It can make them feel excluded, misunderstood, and devalued. It can also impact their ability to access services, find employment, and participate fully in society.
Language discrimination is an important issue to be aware of, and we all have a role to play in making sure that everyone is treated fairly, regardless of the language they speak.