She told the barista the name to write on the cup: Aishah. Pronounced “ah-yee-shuh.”
When she got her cup back, the word scrawled on the side was: “Isis.”
Aishah, who declined to give her last name for safety reasons, was pretty upset by this. She presumed the barista recognized her as Muslim, and went the sadly common root of insulting by her referencing the terrorist organization ISIS.
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