Quvenzhané Wallis
Uzo Aduba
Hyeong Chung

And other (mainly) people of color have an ethnic name that made other people (mainly white people) sweat.
(White) People are struggling to pronounce their name or sometimes (even worse) not even trying.

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I am a woman of color and I don't have an ethnic name. I have a really European name and people never struggled to pronounce it, which made me proud when I was younger.
But as I started to get older I thought about it.
I don't speak my parent's native African language. I have an African surname (that people mispronounce all the time) but If I ever marry someone of European descent I'll lose that.
But am proud of where I come from.
And even on paper, I want people to see that I have an ethnic background.

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My mom's nickname as a kid was Irié.
Pronounced I-ree-ye.
I want to add that to my name when I grow older.

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To you with your ethnic name:
Be proud of it.
If people ask how to pronounce it, say it loudly.
Correct people if butcher it again.
Your name is part of your identity and having an ethnic name directly embeds your identity with your cultural background.
Be proud of it.

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