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Nameplate Necklaces Important To Black And Brown Culture

By wochit 04 November 2016

Collier Meyerson has always wanted a nameplate necklace ever since she saw the girls wear them in school. All the Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Black girls in her school got them when they were in high school and Collier thought they looked cool. Collier writes for Fusion, “They’re an unequivocal and proud proclamation of our individuality, as well as a salute to those who gave us our names.” White people have never been a part of the nameplate necklace economy. Meyerson writes, “For black Americans, names can be a form of resistance to white supremacy.” Collier Meyerson wears her nameplate necklace with pride and she prefers that they don’t also become appropriation of her culture.