Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Qusetion

Is it horribly racist of me to see the first name "D`Mitria" and assume that this person is black?

9 comments:

Jazz said...

Prolly not. I don't know what I'd assume. Most probably I'd just scratch my head in confusion.

ticknart said...

My second thought was to wonder if, in saying the name, you pronounce the apostrophe.

AE said...

'Racist?' no not at all. This is 'stereotyping' at its best: a Russian sounding name with an 'unpronounceable' addition (perhaps to add stress to the word and actually aid in pronunciation?) making the name 'unique'. But not 'racist'. 'Horribly'? Sure, I'd say 'horribly' but not racist.

ticknart said...

I suppose that's nice to know.

geewits said...

No. And if you run across someone that thinks you are being presumptuous, make a $100 bet with them. Odds are they won't take that bet.

choochoo said...

Meeeh. I mean, I see the first name "D'Mitra" and I think sci-fi space alien... That's prolly worse.

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AE said...

Ooh! What language is THAT? The gauntlet has been thrown!

geewits said...

AE
-it's Chinese. I plugged it into an online translator and it just says something simple. It's not mean:
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