Date: Fri, 8 Dec 1995 10:13:05 EST From: SHELLEY N HALL Subject: Language and Intelligence I can relate to your situation. I, too, know how it feels to have people regard you as intellectually deprived. I moved to California from Kentucky for close to a year, and almost everyone that I came into contact with assumed that my heritage was a disadvantage to me. Most people who were natives of the state believed that, in Kentucky, we did not attend high school and especially not college. This was not the only sterotypical ideas that I encountered. My point is, people should not judge you by things such as your accent. It was amusing to see their expressions when they heard I was a junior in college. It was as if they did not believe me. I guess they watch too many talk shows. shelley snhall01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]