I am brown man who was born and raised in England. I have always loved my name ‘Aryan’ which was a name given to me by my Indian parents meaning noble and wise. It made me feel unique amongst my predominantly white classmates. However I am aware of its use with racist groups and as a result I sometimes feel conscious that someone will find my name offensive. Obviously I lack the white skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes of someone who would use this term in a racist way but I still am conscious. Would a Jewish person be offended if I introduced myself as ‘Aryan’ to them?
I am a brown person raised in the uk with the Indian name ‘Aryan’ (no relation to the way racist hate groups use it) I love my name but I sometimes feel very conscious and worry if people will find my name offensive?
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