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“Tiny Act of Bigotry”: Saying a Student’s Name Wrong Is Now a Microaggression That Can “Hinder Academic Progress”

Thursday, September 22, 2016 14:19
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There’s a reason people use the phrase “precious little snowflakes” to discuss stories like this one.

The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) and the National Association for Bilingual Education launched a nationwide campaign called “My Name, My Identity: A Declaration of Self” in 2015 because students can suffer “anxiety and resentment” if a teacher pronounces his or her name wrong.

Pronouncing names wrong is now officially a microaggression. That’s right, the microaggression of mispronunciation according to BizPacReview:

“Mispronouncing a student’s name truly negates his or her identity, which, in turn, can hinder academic progress,” Yee Wan, SCCOE’s director of multilingual education services, said.

When a teacher mispronounces, disregards, or changes a child’s name, it is a sign of “microagression” because “they are in a sense disregarding the family and culture of the student as well,” Rita Kohli, assistant professor of education at the University of California at Riverside, said.

To be sensitive to the ancestral and historical significance of a child’s name, 528 school districts across the country have implemented the campaign to “pronounce students’ names correctly.”

“Mutilating someone’s name is a tiny act of bigotry,” former teacher Jennifer Gonzalez had written in a 2014 Cult of Pedagogy blog post. “Whether you intend to or not, what you’re communicating is this: Your name is different. Foreign. Weird. It’s not worth my time to get it right.”

Apparently that doesn’t mean she’s calling you a bigot if you mispronounce a kid’s name… it just means you have “room to grow” from committing “tiny acts of bigotry” that “truly negates his or her identity”.

So having someone pronounce their name wrong is all it takes to truly negate their identity?

If students these days are so weak they get riddled with anxiety and resentment and can’t learn because someone couldn’t pronounce their name right on the first try, it would be surprising if they were physically capable of actually learning anything.

Or making it through a day without falling down on the floor in hysterical sobs, rocking in the fetal position.

Can you imagine an entire generation of adults raised after years of being coddled this way?

It’s a truly horrifying prospect…

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