If you have a “Black” name, Raven-Symoné will not hire you … EVER. The View cohost made that clear on the ABC program Friday morning while discussing a recent study by Journal of Evolution and Human Behavior. That study revealed that Americans make racist assumptions based on people’s names.
“Just to bring it back, can we take back ‘racist’ and say ‘discriminatory,’ because I think that’s a better word. And I am very discriminatory against words like the ones that they were saying in the video. I’m not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea. It’s just not going to happen. I’m not going to hire you.”
So Raven-Symone says she won't hire someone with an "Africanized" name but she sitting there with a red Mohawk? 😏 OK pic.twitter.com/DKioHj7rmG
— Deanna Fry (@DeannaFryTV) October 9, 2015
As you can imagine, Black Twitter was having none of what Miss Symone was talking about.
That Raven-Symoné used "Watermelonisha" as an example of a "black name" shows you how deep the internalized racism and self-hatred goes.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) October 9, 2015
Raven Symone is filled with so much self hate. That why the ancestors snatched her black don't crack juice & she's aging like a banana.
— HoneyBunchesOfNope (@_Amber_Bee) October 9, 2015
Raven Symone's spirit animal is a 56-year old white man
— Smokey Carmichael (@TweetItHowULive) October 9, 2015
Raven-Symoné name hits for the hood name cycle. It has two capital letters, a hyphen, alternative spelling choice, and an unnecessary accent
— Black Guy Emeritus (@ReverendDrDash) October 9, 2015
We have to agree, Raven-Symoné is some kind of name isn’t it? That being said, do you agree with the former child star or would you hire someone named Watermelondrea?