Debates about classism have often arisen when mocking the many “Yoonique” names that have popped up for children. Laughing about some seemingly “janky” spelling for a kid’s name crosses into racist territory faster than you can adjust the spelling for Lindsay when you consider the cultural implications of calling someone’s name “weird.” Like when one Reddit user by the name of “fuckyourteam” asks WTF is up with black parents giving all their kids “weird” names?
TRUE story! “Fuckyourteam” puts this question to black parents directly, titling his post, “Black American parents of reddit, why do you name your kids weird names?”
First, I need to do this: