To Kill a Mockingbird

Why does Cal speak differently around colored people than she does around white people?

Chapters 12-13

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Calpurnia changes the way she speaks according to where she is and who she is with. Instead of using proper English, she reverts to "colored talk" when she's at church so she won't offend the blacks. She says that she doesn't want to seem uppity to the other blacks by talking better than they do.