BLACK WOMEN LOSING RIGHTS TO THEIR CHILDREN'S NAMES
(DETROIT)- In a decision that’s expected to send shockwaves through the African-American community—and yet, give much relief to teachers everywhere—a federal judge ruled today that black women no longer have independent naming rights for their children. Too many black children—and many adults—bear names that border on not even being words, he said.
Few stepped forward to defend black women—and black women themselves seemed relieved.
“It’s so hard to keep coming up with something unique,” said Uneeqqi Jenkins, 22, an African-American mother of seven who survives on public assistance. Her children are named Daryl, Q’Antity, Uhlleejsha, Cray-Ig, Fellisittee, Tay’Sh’awn and Day’Shawndra.
Cabrera’s ruling exempted black men because so few of them are actually involved in their children’s lives.
However, it might not be a bad idea:
From Gainseville, FL:
Woodland Park gets playground
"I like the slide because it curves," said 12-year-old Idylwild Elementary School student Shitavius Showers. "I also like it because its colors are orange and blue."
Quinishia Lewis was in awe of the new playground.
And from Decatur, IL:
Three, including 15-year-old, formally charged with murder
Shitavious J. Cook, 15, was arraigned Thursday morning on his charges, punishable by up to life imprisonment.
Who the hell names their kid ShitAnything?