Resolved Question: Why did Federal Court
In March of 2013, a disturbing e-mail began circulating about Judge Cabrera deeming it unlawful for Black women to continue to give their children "ridiculous" names that oftentimes involve nonsensical spellings. The e-mail allegedly addressed how parents who conjure up these "names" usually don't know the origins or meanings of the said names but somehow feel compelled to prove how "unique" the names are.
An alleged excerpt from Judge Cabrera's e-mail:
After Judge Cabrera’s historic ruling, little Clitoria Jackson will likely undergo a name change.
(DETROIT) In a decision that’s expected to send shockwaves through the African-American community -- and yet, give much relief to teachers everywhere -- a federal judge ruled today that Black women no longer have independent naming rights for their children. Too many Black children -- and many adults -- bear names that border on not even being words, he said.
"I am simply tired of these ridiculous names Black women are giving their children," said U.S. Federal Judge Ryan Cabrera before rendering his decision. "Someone had to put a stop to it."
While the rule applies to all Black women, Cabrera allegedly singled out impoverished Mothers. "They are the worst perpetrators," he said. "They put in apostrophes where none are needed. They think a ‘Q’ is a must. There was a time when Shaniqua and Tawanda were names you dreaded. Now, if you’re a Black girl, you hope you get a name as sensible as one of those."
Few stepped forward to defend Black women—and Black women themselves seemed relieved.
“It’s so hard to keep coming up with something unique,” said Uneeqqi Jenkins, 22, an African-American Mother of seven who survives on public assistance. Her children are named Daryl, Q’Antity, Uhlleejsha, Cray-Ig, Fellisittee, Tay’Sh’awn, and Day’Shawndra.
Beginning in one week, at least three White people must agree with the name before a Black mother can name her child.
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