Sometimes it’s the complete inability by white people to say our names, or being asked if our “American” names are our “real” names, or the indignity of having more “palatable” names foisted upon us.
Some parents choose to protect their heritage in their children’s names.
Unconscious name bias is no joke — and mediocre white people have been benefiting from their mediocre white names for time out of mind.
SDI Productions/GettyJust because I named my children “white” names doesn’t mean I’m erasing aspects of their rich and multi-varied identities.
My kids have Chinese names and American names; it is not a difficult concept.