special unspoken without sound

If your name isn’t “white” or European sounding, white folk are going to have a hard time pronouncing it.

Because Allegra is pronounced the way it is spelled. I’ve encounter numerous white folk who will stand there and say…”How do you pronounce that?” or “I though it was Algeria”

No, it is not Algeria. It doesn’t even look like Algeria. You stand there for at least 5 minutes while I ring up your large order of pale faced angels and Santas, packs of yarn, 20 pieces of glittery floral picks…what the fuck are you doing while I ring? Staring into space? You couldn’t take 5 minutes to sound out my name in your thick-ass head?

No, You saw a struggle, so you ignored it. Your world got uncomfortable for 5 minutes.

You saw what you wanted to see, that’s how you endure your struggles. Change the subject. Laugh it off. Anything but face it.

You couldn’t take the time to pronounce Allegra so you said, it sounds like Alegria, that must be it.  That must be her name.

If your name isn’t “white” or European sounding, white folk are going to have a hard time pronouncing it.

#white logic #white privilege
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