Hattie Morrison writes about

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When I’m reading, if I meet a name that isn’t familiar to me or my tongue-
                            if I can’t pronounce it in my head, I move over it, without hesitation. I don’t even try to sound it out or round the syllables about.

This skipping over,
this avoiding or brushing under
is probably one of the earliest, unnoticed steps we take in seeing other people as other people.