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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.”

As you can imagine, Black Twitter was having none of what Miss Symone was talking about.

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?

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  1. Bleach Zhang

    October 9, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    I am sick, sick, sick, sick, sick of the word “racist” being thrown around so carelessly. We can not spend our lives worrying and thinking all day long about racism. While I know many make it their career and use it to gain fame and fortune, most of us must live our lives by taking care of bills, chores, necessities, children, making a living and those things that comprise living a life.

    I have to worry about my rent ($1000/month), health insurance ($310/month), internet ($80/month from TWC), car insurance ($25/month from InsurancePanda), and phone ($20/month from mobile)… all on a 45k/year salary. Many people struggle much worse than I do… so I shouldn’t be complainign!

    We can not concentrate 24 hours a day on scurrilous attacks on our character that we are racist. Stop giving those that ferment trouble attention or publicity. Learn to get along with others and show respect to your fellow man and do not engage in conversation or argument with those who are indeed racist – the haters, the malcontents – and want only to divide us.

  2. chucksee

    October 10, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    LOL–the conservative “asian” troll with the fluctuating living expenses has copy-pasted his way on to this story here as well. Nothing sadder than lazy trolling.

  3. Wakeupmypeople

    October 14, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    I would interview her first. If she doesn’t pass the interview, then you know the rest. Imagine me a black man who has been discriminated against before, discriminating on a person because of her name. Something she had no control over.

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‘GQ’ Cover Star LeBron James Has Hard Yet Necessary Convo W/ His Kids About Racism

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It is a conversation that is difficult yet necessary: Racism.

For LeBron James, that conversation was had in depth after someone spray pained the N-word all over his Brentwood home. In a new interview with GQ magazine, the November cover star opened up about the emotional discussion with his sons and daughter.

“It’s heavy when a situation occurs either with myself or with someone in a different city, i.e., Trayvon, Mike Brown. I have to go home and talk to my 13- and 10-year-old sons, even my 2-year-old daughter, about what it means to grow up being an African-American in America,” he said about feeling the “twoness” in America.

He continued, “Because no matter how great you become in life, no matter how wealthy you become, how people worship you, or what you do, if you are an African-American man or African-American woman, you will always be that.”

James explained, “True colors will show, and it showed for me during the playoffs, where my house in Brentwood, California, one of the f*cking best neighborhoods in America, was vandalized with, you know, the N-word. And that shit puts it all back into perspective. So do I use my energy toward that? Or do I now shed a light on how I can use this negative to turn into a positive, because so many people are looking for what I’m going to say.”

That’s when he unveiled, “I had a conversation with my kids. I let them know this is what it is, this is how it’s going to be. When it’s time for y’all to fly, you’ll have to understand that. When y’all go out in public and y’all start driving or y’all start moving around, be respectful to cops, as much as you can. When you get pulled over, call your mom or dad, put it on speakerphone, and put your phone underneath the seat. But be respectful the whole time.”

Earlier this year multiple LAPD units responded to James’ California home when neighbors saw the word scrawled on the outer gate. At the time, James suggested that when it comes to racial inequality, “we have a long way to go.”

Click here to read James’ entire GQ article.

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