My name sounds black, I’m not.

Lynea Ramse,
Nashville, TN.

My name is pronounced La-nee-a. I have been grouped with black girls all my life in settings where people haven’t met me, just seen my name and where I’m from. I didn’t realize until college when all of the girls with “black names” ended up as roommates…

People have also asked my boyfriend or my employees if I’m black after hearing my name.
Its normal for me.

BTW, my name is Scandinavian.

 

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