Discrimination Against Ethnic/Minority Names - page 3

by biomimetical

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No matter how many self-righteous managers and nurses might deny it, there is still plenty of discrimination against job hunters with ethnic names. All you have to do is Google to find plenty of articles, stats, and studies... Read More


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    I work in a city that is probably about 70% white and yet I (white) am often a minority amongst the nurses. I find that fact interesting and have no clue as to why. Thus I do not see racial discrimination where I work unless I am the one being discriminated against? I don't think so.
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    @brandonlpn that's not a 'culture thing', that's a 'ghetto thing' lol. I completely agree with you though. When I had my son, I gave him a name that wouldn't tell his ethnic background. Sad but true. *shrugs shoulder* the point is racism will never end. I have been called the 'n' word so many times by people I have never met. Especially when I play xbox online with my husband. I can always expect to be called a 'ni***r' at least 3 times. Smh......
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    agree with misstgo. Racism is here. So as said, my hospital is probably 20% white staff and the rest a mixture, mostly asian. I hardly ever hear racist remarks. I have been doing this a long time and only twice have heard it. The last time was a shocker. I walked into a room and the white patient family said to me "Oh how nice, a white nurse". That was a first! Is that racist? On their parts? Probably somewhat but I get mixed up these days. I did not know what to say other than "we are a very diverse great group of nurses".
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    I'm assuming most of the posters here are from the US? I live in Canada, specifically in the city of Toronto. Over half our population are non-white "minorities" if you can call it minority at all. The nursing profession especially, whites are the minority, I've been on past units where white nurses make up maybe like 10%. Most are filipino, black, or some kind of south or east asian. I'm surprised to hear about this discrimination still existing, guess it really depends on location as well maybe.
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    Quote from misstgo
    that's not a 'culture thing', that's a 'ghetto thing'
    Ha, ha, ha Misstgo keep it 100! I was very intentional in choosing my son's name. No mid-name apostrophes, no random capital letters, and nothing ending in 'quon' for goodness sakes! As much as it pained me, I even went with a traditional spelling. Not as much fun, but for me, as a parent, it was the right thing to do. NO, it shouldn't have to be that way, but it IS and I'm not going to let my kid pay the price because I want to fight the system.
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    A little off topic, but I don't get the appeal of "trendy" names like Madison or Dakota or Kaylee. These names won't be trendy forever. "Agnes" and "Reginald" were trendy names once upon a time. Now they are associated with being really, really old. Seventy years from now, Madison and Dakota will be associated with being old, too.
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    I've done lots of research on this when I first came to USA 9 years ago and it is true. Name discrimination occurs a lot during the inteview screening process with many jobs not just medicine and persons who are not minority would not have any idea about this, no matter how hard they try to understand it. I named my kids basic traditional names that does not hint to ethic origins, which is fine cause both my daughters are named after other relatives in our family anyways. Hopefully by the time they are grown, American would have grown up along with them and racism would be as extinct as the woolly mammoth.
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    Quote from misstgo
    @brandonlpn that's not a 'culture thing', that's a 'ghetto thing' lol. I completely agree with you though. When I had my son, I gave him a name that wouldn't tell his ethnic background. Sad but true. *shrugs shoulder* the point is racism will never end. I have been called the 'n' word so many times by people I have never met. Especially when I play xbox online with my husband. I can always expect to be called a 'ni***r' at least 3 times. Smh......
    No disrespect to your hubby but I think that is part of the problem. Its almost like if as a race African Americans are being racist to themselves. Things like "thats my ni**r" and keeping it amoungst ourselves and our music as ok, then getting offended if say a white person calls us that is totally hyprocritical. I do not know of any other race that does this. do you?
    We gotta respect ourselves as a people so we can be respected by others. Martin Luther must turn in his grave everytime he hear a young black educate male or female calling each other by that n - word. Well some Africans Americans are ok with it, for me, I don't tolerate it AT ALL. If one of my "buddies" call me a "n - word" I will punch him to hell and back. Anyways, one thing we have in common is I named my kids as same way as you did, whereas my wife wanted these traditional african american type name, in the end we agreed together to keep name neutral at the same time naming them after close relatives which was a plus.
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    @man-nurse2be he's not using the 'n' word, the other gamers are using it. Read my post again. I'm being called a ni***r at least 3 times by a racist person.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    A little off topic, but I don't get the appeal of "trendy" names like Madison or Dakota or Kaylee. These names won't be trendy forever. "Agnes" and "Reginald" were trendy names once upon a time. Now they are associated with being really, really old. Seventy years from now, Madison and Dakota will be associated with being old, too.
    Exactly but its better than Jah'quitta. Lol


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