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on September 22, 2016 in World News

School Districts Deem Mispronouncing Students’ Names a Microaggression “My name, my identity.”

by Tiffany Gabbay My name isn’t particularly complicated yet all through my school years teachers and fellow classmates found some way to botch it, the latter often intentionally. It’s a rite of passage. It’s a part of life — and it still happens to this day. I had no idea I was the victim of microaggression, and that the “lasting impact” of people calling me “Gabby” would leave psychological scars. I should probably dedicate my life to ensuring no other child ever has to endure this dehumanization — if only I didn’t have better things to do… Apparently, however,...

by Tiffany Gabbay My name isn’t particularly complicated yet all through my school years teachers and fellow classmates found some way to botch it, the latter often intentionally. It’s a rite of passage. It’s a part of life —...

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