Counter Stories: Call me by my name

In this edition of Counter Stories, the team looks at why people struggle to pronounce unfamiliar names. Getting a name wrong seems innocuous, but when the name of someone with non-European ancestry is "dumbed down" for a white speaker or mispronounced repeatedly, it can have a lasting impact.

The Counter Stories hosts for this episode are:

  • Don Eubanks, associate professor at Metropolitan State University and cultural consultant

  • Anthony Galloway, executive director of Arts Us

  • Hlee Lee, owner of "the other media group"

  • Luz Maria Frias, lawyer and consultant

  • Marianne Combs, arts reporter for MPR News

Before you go...

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