Have a strong accent? Here’s how that hurts your paycheck

Sarah Todd
Have a strong accent? Here’s how that hurts your paycheck

Stephen Colbert grew up in South Carolina, but he doesn’t have a Southern accent. “At a very young age, I decided I was not gonna have a Southern accent,” Colbert said in a 2006 interview with 60 Minutes. It’s decidedly unfair that Colbert felt pressured to change the way he spoke in order to avoid negative stereotypes.