Rhetorical situation

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America Ferrera is the speaker of the Ted Talk “My identity is a superpower – not an obstacle”. She is an American actress, producer, and director. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a double major in theatre and international relations. Although she started acting at a young age, she was rarely cast in important roles. As she clarifies in her talk, her struggles were mostly caused by her racial identity. In her talk, she gives the example of an audition where she was asked to speak in broken English: 

It took me most of the car ride home to realize that by ‘sound more Latina’ she was asking me to speak in broken English. And I couldn’t figure out why the fact that I was an actual, real-life, authentic Latina didn’t really seem to matter. (ll. 19-21)

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