Reblogged from strangeasanjles
How is her name ghetto tho? It’s literally a variation on her mother’s side of the family’s surname Beyince. Not to mention the problematic fuckshit with shaming black people for having names that are different. Basically, bye.
There’s really no reason to explain why it’s not ghetto because there’s no such thing as a ghetto name.
My name is Angelique, which is french, but I’ve been harassed about it being ‘ghetto’ my whole life. It’s not because it’s different, it’s because the name belongs to a Black body. White people can name their child wild, meaningless shit like Pilot Inspektor, Apple, Dweezil, and Moon Unit, but that’s considered creative and quirky…yet common Black names such as Lakeisha and Shaniqua, which have meanings such as “she who lives” and “god is gracious”, are considered ghetto [and therefore worthy of ridicule]. I’m sick and goddamn tired of it.
No one thinks that Pilot Inspektor, Apple or Dweezil were “creative and quirky”. Everyone - white or otherwise - thinks they’re really stupid names. That doesn’t fit into your ideology though, so just ignore that and pretend that something else happened instead.
What you should have done here, and for some reason chose not to, is produced the solid and unrefutable evidence that having a “black-sounding” name counts against you when you’re applying for a job, and in other areas of opportunity.