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Jan 30, 2008
Federal Judge forbids Poor Black mothers from naming their own children


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.

The rule applies to all black women, but Cabrera 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.
“Hopefully we can see a lot more black children with sensible names like Jake and Connor, Cabrera said. His ruling stemmed from a lawsuit brought by a 13-year-old girl whose mother created her name using Incan hieroglyphics.

“She said it would make me stand out, said the girl, whose name can’t be reproduced by The Peoples News’ technology. “But it’s really just

The National Association of Elementary School Teachers celebrated Cabrera’s decision.

“Oh my God, the first day of school you’d be standing there sweating,looking at the list of names wondering ‘How do I pronounce
Q’J’Q’Sha.’? said Joyce Harmon, NAEST spokeswoman. “Is this even English?

The practice of giving black children outlandish names began in the 1960s, when blacks were getting in touch with their African roots, said
historian Corlione Vest. But even he admits it got out of hand.

“I have a niece who’s six. I’m embarrassed to say I can’t even pronounce her name, said Vest, a professor at Princeton University .
“Whenever I want to talk to her, I just wait until she looks at me andthen I wave her over.

Cabrera’s ruling exempted black men because so few of them are actually involved in their children’s lives. … pid-names/
Land of the free, home of the brave....

Where a mother cannot name a baby what she wants.Is there a law against being a fool?

This is a way, perhaps the only way known to these mothers, to publicly say "I am not one of you, I know my son/daughter does not have a shot in your system even if I name him Michael orher Britney, so why bother, I will show you that I do not care"

Obviously "Clitoria" borders on pornographic anatomy and I can understand why the state may need to intervene there, but the rest of those over-apostrophed names are fine by me.

I thought America encouraged individualism and shunned collectivism, no?
Is this serious? But, for real dude has got a point.....reminds of Skeelo's song 'I wish'

Hey, I wish I had my way
'Cause everyday would be a Friday
You could even speed on the highway
I would play ghetto games
Name my kids ghetto names
Little Mookie, big Al, Lorraine

Yo you know that's on the real
So if you're down on your luck..........
This doesn't come across as fair at all and smacks of double standards by Whitey. Heck, its okay for White folks to call themselves "Dick" and "Butt" but becomes a big-deal as soon as Blacks start giving their kids names like "Clitoria"! Whitey always want to impose their own cultural values on Black people in America.
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