Mispronunciation of our names is a common theme amongst the Black/Brown community. I’d go even further to say that if you have a name which sounds even remotely ethnic, you’ve had a nonperson of color butcher it at least a dozen times.
In the clip above, former Saturday Night Live comedian Sasheer Zamata recounts one of her own experiences of the dreaded “mispronunciation”. The clip is taken from Zamata’s comedy special titled Pizza Mind, which is available to view via comedy streaming site, Seeso. If you’re not hip to Seeso but wish to check out Sasheer Zamata’s special, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial right now by clicking here