Friday, September 23, 2016
Eventually, this idea will be enforced in judge made law and precedent setting. Schools may face ruinous litigation for the mispronunciation of a name. Today, employers face the same for an off color joke at work. Both employers and school systems are mere pipelines from the tax payer and consumer to the pockets of lawyers, mostly, with some crumbs going to injured plaintiffs.
I propose that the naming of a child with an unusual or difficult to pronounce name be deemed evidence of child neglect. The same should go for misspelled names. Hospitals delivering children should assist parents to spell names correctly. The name is Antoine, not Antwan. The French province is called Brittany, not Britney. It is established that people with such names are less likely to be hired or to be admitted into schools. They are a signal for bad attitudes, low performance ability, and dangerousness, wrongly or correctly. This problem is a problem of the American South, not of blacks alone. The Spears family is white, but from the South. It says, raised by parents who do not know how to spell.
Based of the great economic performance of African immigrants in the 2010 Census, a really impossible to pronounce name, with tongue clicks and other impossible sounds is associated with a great employment prospect, and a curve busting student. So that is likely to result in a form of reverse bias, and superior performance.