People Reflect On Quvenzhané Wallis Past Oscars Treatment


Names, amongst other things, in Black culture are often ridiculed, mocked, and dissected to make others feel more comfortable. Nicknames are sometimes given to make it more digestible for someone unwilling to put in the effort.

Quvenzhané’s name is a combination of the first two syllables of her parents’ names and also has a special meaning in Swahili (with different spelling).

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