Anonymous said: The other day I met an indigenous man who I started chatting to. When i told him my name, he was visibly shocked and teared up. He said that his deceased mother had the same name as me. Other than that it is upsetting to be reminded of deceased people you love, are the names of deceased indigenous people culturally significant?
Especially within Indigenous communities where culture and traditions are still practiced and going strong, the deceased person’s name won’t ever be used. It’ll be forbidden to be spoken and anyone else who happens to have the same name will get a replacement name. But this is only for a short period of time and isn’t permanent. This period of mourning and avoidance can last from 6-12 months to a few years.
Once again, Caucasian does not mean white, and using it to mean white is actually racist.
There are real Caucasian people who live in the Caucasus region, and they are not white."
- Difference Between White and Caucasian
- Stop using the word “Caucasian” to mean white
- White American
- Caucasian race
- “Why White People Are Called ‘Caucasian,’” (pdf)
- Caucasian is a Dirty Word.
- Who is “White”?
THANK YOU. Don’t call me white & don’t equate my people to whiteness.