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