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Taking names

April 18, 2005 ・ Blog

There are incredible differences between names given to babies in black and white families in California.

“Today, more than 40 percent of the black girls born in California in a given year receive a name that not one of the roughly 100,000 baby white girls received that year. Even more remarkably, nearly 30 percent of the black girls are given a name that is unique among every baby, white and black, born that year in California.”

Here are comparative lists of the most popular American white/black female and male baby names.

What’s also amazing is how these differences have increased over time. And what is sad but not entirely surprising is that people with ‘black’ names statisically have a more ‘difficult’ life.

Link from Things.