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#GrowingUpWithMyName reveals the subtle racism of everyday life 

On Sunday night, Twitter users shared their experiences with how their names influenced the way they’ve been treated with #GrowingUpWithMyName. While some posts revolved around skeptics, pronunciation mishaps or celebrity comparisons, plenty revealed the way in which certain names hold weight in our society — and how others are erased completely. This isn’t a small problem.


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