Today, Brittany Packnett spoke about names. I fear I will not be able to do justice to her thoughts. The thrust of it is that we should respect the individual and the culture enough to speak a person's name. A name is who a person is. One of the most efficient ways to demean a person is to rob that person of his or her name. And this is rooted in deep racism of course. The first thing a slave owner would take away from a slave is his or her name. Slave owners would give the new arrivals a new name.
Learn a person's name. It comes with the person. Often it is rooted in that person's culture. That's ok. Learn to speak is properly.
Brittany had a lot to say and i'm not doing it justice. We had a long discussion afterward.
Find out more about Brittany: here.