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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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Finally! Taraji P. Henson Confirms Relationship With NFL Baller Kelvin Hayden



Taraji is finally letting the world know what it already knew – she’s in a relationship with NFL cornerback Kelvin Hayden. Henson dished the (cold) tea while on Essence’s Yes, Girl! podcast saying that the reason she kept it a secret was because she’s a private person.

“I’m not the type to blast my personal business. But, you know, I think that’s important for people to know. I’m happy. I’m very very happy. I just am,” the “Empire” actress shared.

Rumors first circulated in December 2015 about Henson and 34-year-old Hayden, who played for the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts, after photos surfaced of the pair holding hands in Miami. Though Hayden has appeared on her Instagram feed, the Golden Globe winner never confirmed the intimate details until now.

“You know, we’ve been together for two years. No one would really know that because I don’t really blast my info like that. But I’m very happy,” she said.

Taraji girl we could tell. The Hidden Figures actress even broke out singing, “Finally! It has happened to me,”—quoting the CeCe Peniston‘s song “Finally.”

Henson also revealed the couple will be celebrating the holidays together with the new puppy Hayden gifted her with as an early Christmas present.

“Big #KBall with Lil squirt #KBall watching daddy brush his teeth! 😩😂😂😂,” she wrote, teasing a photo of her boo and new pup.

And speaking of Christmas, in case you missed it Taraji hosted her “White Hot Holidays” special on Fox Wednesday night. Peep the clips of Henson having some fun with her celebrity guests including Method Man, DJ Khaled, Neicy Nash, Salt-N-Pepa and The Ying Yang Twins.

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