shaniqua

The racist and sexist struggle many black women face because of their names 

When it comes to stereotyping others, it takes no more than a name. That goes double for non-Anglophile names that carry a strong cultural currency, like Cashmoneya, TraNequa or Shaniqua.

In in his upcoming documentary, Searching for Shaniqua, filmmaker Phill Branch uncovers the debilitating effect one’s name (including the three listed above) can have on his or her life. Watch the emotional trailer.