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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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