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?
Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice
Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.
On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.
It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.
So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.
“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”
Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”
And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.
For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”
Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.
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