Raven-Symoné Gets Ignorant About Black Names (VIDEO)


RECENTLY ON THE VIEW, RAVEN
SIMONE MADE SOME QUESTIONABLE SOUNDING STATEMENTS ABOUT BLACK
SOUNDING NAMES, AND WHETHER OR NOT SHE WOULD HIRE SOMEONE
WITH A BLACK SOUNDING NAME. A NEW STUDY IN THE JOURNAL
EVOLUTION AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR SAYS THAT HUMANS MAKE RACIST
ASSUMPTIONS BASED ON PEOPLE’S NAMES. THIS MADE US THINK ABOUT THE VIRAL VIDEO OF THE
SIXTY MOST GHETTO NAMES. HERE ARE THE TOP 10. CAN WE TAKE BACK RACIST AND SAY DISCRIMINATORY? I THINK THAT IS A BETTER WORD, AND I AM VERY
DISCRIMINATORY AGAINST WORDS LIKE THEY WERE SAYING. I AM NOT
GOING TO HIRE YOU IF YOUR NAME IS WATERMELANDRIA. THAT’S NOT THEIR FAULT. PEOPLE WERE NOT TOO PLEASED
WITH WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY THERE. I FIND HER STATEMENT IS SO
INTERESTING, BECAUSE IF SHE WERE NOT FAMOUS AND SHE WAS OUT THERE
LOOKING FOR A JOB, SHE MIGHT NOT BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE
OF HER NAME, BUT SHE WOULD CERTAINLY BE DISCRIMINATED
AGAINST FOR HER SKIN COLOR, THE WAY HER HAIR WAS ñ ñ SHE GETS
AWAY WITH A LOT BECAUSE SHE IS FAMOUS. THINK ABOUT PEOPLE WHO
ARE NOT FAMOUS BUT ARE JUST LIKE YOU, AND WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO
GO THROUGH TO GET A JOB. IF YOU DID NOT WORK IN MEDIA
AND YOU WALKED INTO AN INTERVIEW LOOKING THE WAY YOU DO, THEY
WOULD DISCRIMINATE AGAINST YOU, AND THEY WOULD BE WRONG. LOOK,
I GET IT, SOME OF THE NAMES SOUND RIDICULOUS. IT’S NOT THAT WE
DON’T GET THAT THEY SOUND RIDICULOUS, BUT REMEMBER,
PEOPLE DID NOT PICK THEIR NAMES. YOU CAN GET MAD AT THEIR PARENTS.
FOR EXAMPLE, SOME PEOPLE SAY MY SON’S NAME IS RIDICULOUS.
PROMETHEUS MAXIMUS UYGUR. DON’T GET MAD AT HIM, HE DIDN’T PICK
THE NAME. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE I DON’T GET A JOB, FAIR ENOUGH. ALSO, KEEP IN MIND THAT
PEOPLE AREN’T OVERTLY RACIST IN THE COUNTRY. A LOT OF PEOPLE
WHO ARE RACISTS DON’T REALIZE THEY ARE RACIST. THERE ARE
SUBCONSCIOUS THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING THAT MAKE THEM
DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CERTAIN PEOPLE FOR STUPID THINGS. IF
SOMEBODY IS TELLING YOU WHAT THE EVIDENCE AND THE DATA IS, AND
THEY ARE SAYING PEOPLE ARE SUBCONSCIOUSLY DISCRIMINATORY
AGAINST PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THOSE NAMES, AND YOU KNOW IT AND YOU
ARE STILL WILLING TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST PEOPLE
BECAUSE OF THEIR NAMES, THEN YOU ARE A TERRIBLE PERSON. RAVEN
SIMONE HAS SAID LOTS OF QUESTIONABLE THINGS IN THE PAST ABOUT THE
BLACK COMMUNITY. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOING
THROUGH HER MIND. I DON’T KNOW IF SHE WANTS TO BE THE
HEEL OF THE SHOW, OR GET ATTENTION, BUT THIS IS NOT
THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT. SOMETIMES THERE IS A,
I DON’T WANT TO BE WITH THEM MINDSET. THE PART THAT BOTHERS
ME
THE MOST, PRETENDING THAT PEOPLE DISCRIMINATE BECAUSE
AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE CRAZY NAMES. NO, THERE HAS BEEN STUDY AFTER STUDY, WE COVERED A STUDY
FOR MANY YEARS AGO, IT’S NOT LIKE IT’S A NEW THING. THEY
GIVE PEOPLE BLACK SOUNDING NAMES, TYRONE, AS OPPOSED TO
AUSTIN, AND THE WHITE SOUNDING NAMES HAVE A FIFTY PERCENT
CHANCE, FIFTY PERCENT HIGHER CHANCE OF GETTING A CALLBACK FOR AN INTERVIEW. THAT IS A
COLOSSAL NUMBER. THEY HAVE A SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER CHANCE OF
GETTING A JOB. THIS IS A REAL ISSUE FOR BLACK PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY, AND WHEN YOU TURN IT
INTO A JOKE, IT’S FINE, BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT SERIOUS AND SAY
IT’S A REAL ISSUE. THEY DID NOT DO THAT. THEY JUST TREATED IT
LIKE, OH BLACK PEOPLE, IF YOU IF YOU NAME YOUR KID
LAQUISHA, OF COURSE SHE IS NOT GETTING A JOB. RAVEN’S FATHER SPOKE OUT
ABOUT THIS, AND HE DID NOT TAKE HER SIDE. HE SAYS, “RAVEN IS A
REALLY BEAUTIFUL, SWEET HEARTED HUMAN BEING. I SHOULD KNOW.
HER MOTHER AND I LOVE HER VERY MUCH AND WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT HER
AND HAVE HER BACK, EVEN IF SOMETIMES SHE SAYS SOME DUMB
SH*T.” “THERE HAS BEEN MUCH TALK TODAY ABOUT MY DAUGHTER’S
COMMENTS ON HER SHOW, THE VIEW. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HITTING ME UP
ALL NIGHT, QUESTIONING ME ABOUT HER REMARKS. THIS WOMAN IS
GROWN, HAS HER OWN MANAGEMENT TEAM, HAS HER OWN OPINIONS,
RIGHT OR WRONG, AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HER OWN WORDS AND ACTIONS.”
RAVEN SIMONE
ISSUED A NON-APOLOGY. SHE SAYS, “I’D LIKE TO BEGIN BY SAYING
THAT I WAS NOT ATTACKING A SPECIFIC RACE, BUT REPEATING A
NAME THAT WAS SAID IN A VIRAL VIDEO WHICH HAS RECEIVED OVER 2 MILLION HITS. I HAVE BEEN
DENIED MANY JOBS BECAUSE OF MY SKIN COLOR, BODY SIZE AND AGE.
EACH TIME I WAS REJECTED, MY SELF-ESTEEM WAS NEGATIVELY
AFFECTED, SO I EMPATHIZE WITH THOSE WHO FEEL VICTIMIZED BY
WHAT I SAID. AS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER, I HAVE NEVER DISSEMINATED AGAINST A NAME,
EVEN THOUGH I SAID I WOULD, IT’S NOT TRUE. MY COMMENT WAS IN POOR TASTE,
MY LACK OF EMPATHY TOWARDS NAME DISCRIMINATION
WAS UNCALLED FOR.” I THINK SHE’S VERY RICH, SHE
MIGHT HAVE HER OWN COMPANY, I DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT IT, BUT,
YOU KNOW, IT’S FINE. SO SHE BACKPEDALS OUT OF
IT, I DON’T KNOW HOW GENUINE IT IS, BUT IT IS GOOD ENOUGH. AT LEAST SHE REALIZES SHE SHOULD
NOT HAVE SAID IT, AND THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF EDUCATION. THE PC
POLICE WILL FLIP OUT, IT’S A TERRIBLE THING, RIGHT? BUT FOR
MOST PEOPLE THEY THINK, YEAH, THAT DOES SUCK, I GUESS SHE
SHOULD NOT HAVE SAID THAT BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE CANNOT
GET JOBS BECAUSE OF IT. THAT IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN
MAKING FUN OF A FUNNY NAME. I WANT TO REITERATE, IT’S
OKAY TO MAKE FUN OF A PERSON’S NAME. I MAKE FUN
OF OWN MY NAME, CENK MAKES ONE OF HIS NAME, IT IS WHAT IT IS. IT
IS ONE THING TO MAKE FUN OF A NAME, AND IT IS ANOTHER THING TO ADVOCATE DISCRIMINATING SOMEONE
BECAUSE OF THEIR NAME.

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. Raven think she is white because she is on Disney channel so before you judge a black person go find out your real color? Ohh and help yourself with ancestors app you might need it

  2. everyone I think she was so mean for what she said but she saw what she did and I think it made y'all worse than her for talking about her like it got under y'all skins and its like if someone bullies you and u go bully them back it makes u worse than them yeah don't sit there and get bullied tell someone have everyone around people try to tell you snitches get stitches when if u don't snitch u get the stitch they say that so u won't tell on them and I can't believe y'all believe it and if your friend sits there and watch u get bullied they are not friends, but yeah y'all get what I mean

  3. As someone who was named after her (yes, my name's Raven Simone), and who has experienced A LOT of teasing and discrimination for my name, I'm extremely disappointed… I find myself, once again, wishing for a TARDIS to go back and have my parents stick with Katlyn Simone smh

  4. Maybe it was just a joke. She seems more like this kind of woman who's extremely liberal (doesn't do it very well though)

  5. Is this a surprise??? Raven is probably one of the stupidest people in LA-and that's saying a lot… The View must be run by conservatives, because any liberal who would keep Olivia Huxtable on their show after promising to leave if a Republican were "nominated".. That's not as bad as her "I'm from every continent in Africa" comment… Maybe Obama could take her to 57 States in America…

  6. And "Raven-Symoné" is not a ghetto name? If her parents knew a little better they would understand the the accent over the e should have added an extra syllable (Si-mo-nay). Lol!

  7. I mean "sharkisha I saw your portfolio and all of your experience congratulations you are our new vice president"
    vice president sharkisha 😂🤣😭
    You can literally make up thousands of names for thousands of kids 😏

  8. But fr would you hire someone named AshawnaOneabufontonquibaafongelaraquondralaquishabunshatishabufontrellaniquondrea

  9. I was on the phone with an insurance company for days. I spoke to Taniquah, Jasmaine, and Queeneesha. They told me my meds would range from $400.00 to $5,000.00 every three months. Yes. You read it, I wrote it. None of them could agree, they passed me along from rep to rep to rep and after an hour one day, I finally hung up. Could I get a Jessica or a Christine on the line, could I have probably gotten some amount of correct information? If you think this is racist of me to say, then YOU'RE A RACIST. Because I just stated FACTS. Nothing more. You made the conclusion, not me.

  10. This is where tyt is out of their minds wrong on, if your parent is a hoot rat idiot then most likely you are one too. Enough said.

  11. NO It is ridiculous because it doesnt matter what your name is when it comes to being qualified for a job! even if i picked my name and its ridiculous, i still should get a job and nobody should be mad about it!!

  12. How come TYT doesn't have anyone of black ghetto background with a hybrid name on the show? Are they not intelligent enough for this show? This show is way too white and should be more diverse. Why don't you practice what you preach? We don't need you defending black people.

  13. I would NEVER hire anyone with a ghetto name, It has nothing to do with race and only intelleigence and background. I'm not sorry!

  14. It should never be the name that make the character of the person but the intelligent uniqueness of the person having a black name don't make you stupid to not have a job ,same thing with hair, or religion and skin color we all human being

  15. Black people talk about this among themselves. I have friends that told me they named their kids with names that doesn't give away their race on a job application. Things haven't changed that much in America. Also Whoopi is only using her stage name, she already has the job. Raven, she started out as a child actor, they were hired more then likely because they were already known, and would attract viewers. So we know how this works.

  16. Every black i have ever hired gave me problems. Thats why i dont hire blacks
    They get their first paycheck then dont show up for 3 days, then want their job back.

  17. how is it the persons fault that they were given a certain name? im going to assume she isnt going to hire someome with a muslim name or chinese name? come on people lets stop with the ignorance.

  18. Just something to think about…..If white people had made the videos that Key and Peele made or white people had made the comments said on The View, would it be the same? Isn't it like the "N" word? It's okay if blacks use it, but offensive if white people say it. Comments?

    And where are the black people on TYT? What's the matter? Can't quite get that open-minded?

  19. If she walked in with her hair than yes, she might get overlooked at a law firm, but she wouldn't necessarily find it difficult to be hired
    just because she's black.
    This narrative is not helping black people at all & you need to start realizing this.
    If my name was like that I'd adopt a nickname that sounded professional or change my name.

  20. It’s called Stuck on Stupid…when you refuse to stop offending others with your loose lips and a giggle. It isn’t cute.

  21. She has no right to discriminate against people because of the name that they were given at birth. Watermelondrea is a character made by tre Melvin. She has no right to make fun of peoples names when she looking like somebody dipped her hair in hot Cheetos dust😑

  22. Honestly sometimes I think ppl take what those in Hollywood say out of context habitually, as if what they say is automatically always serious. It sounded like she was making a joke b/c the names were parody names meant as a joke, meant to be silly, not names that ppl actually have, and ppl took it as if there were really ppl named Watermeloniqua running around jobless b/c of discrimination aginst their name. Who is named Watermeloniqua? I nvr met a person w/ that name, have u? If she said she's discriminate against Shaniqua, Tyrone, Jessica, Kim, Lee, or names that ppl actually have it'd be one thing but, she was trying to be funny and ppl are acting like she was actually serious w/ this $hit. It was a joke ppl, c'mon get with it!

  23. Uggg…I can’t stand the Young Turkey’s who used to claim to be non-partisan when they couldn’t be more overtly liberal. I can’t take them seriously after that lie.

  24. Maybe you need to look at WHY employers prefer not to hire black people? The names are a giveaway but the skin color is a dead giveaway eventually anyway…so why do business owners and managers prefer to hire whites? Is it how they perceive the work ethic, professionalism, attitude for each race and how do you change that, other than by improving behavior at work? THAT’s what should be examined.

  25. I kid you not, I came across one lady who was named “ABCD” and she was offended when asked how it should be pronounced..she said “absidy”..like “duh”! 🤣😂🤣😂

  26. I don’t understand why people are so upset that she spoke the truth. They brought it out to light. What did people expect?

  27. People need to leave raven symone alone she's just saying that she's not from Africa and she's not black get over it.

  28. Ok. In the black community, middle and upper class, when it comes to names for children we tend to not want to give our children ghetto sounding names. Because one, they sound ridiculous, two those names will keep them from getting their foot in the door when it comes to jobs, higher education opportunities, etc.
    Now, This idiot in the video saying Whoopie doesn't have a leg to stand on when it comes to making fun of someone's name. Dude, you do realise Whoopie Goldberg is her stage name, right? Her real name is Denise. And I find it interesting to watch two white people discussing black people names and Raven having an opinion about Watermelondria. Which lets be serious. if that name was on a resume in front of you, wouldn't you be hesitant to give it a second glance?

  29. I don't give a actual rats ass what your name is. Yo' shit can be grapearishastrawberiah. I don't care. I just wanna know can you get the job done

  30. Just don’t give kids stupid names, has nothing to do with race or whatever other label people put on it. As a business you should hire the best people for the job but the amount of applicants for these jobs mean they can’t be looked at extensively as it’s just a waste of time better spent elsewhere. If you really wonder why you can’t get a job it’s because someone else is better or did something to stand out so it’s your job to make sure when you apply you’ve got the best application laid out in the correct format and you do it in person dressed appropriately for the job looking smart and like your house is in order otherwise you end up straight in the no pile. It’s not hard to get a job if you really want one so stop making excuses for yourselves and work on being a better person everyday and it will come

  31. what do yo you guys mean black names? there are ghetto names,urban names , jewish names , christian names but not black names im black as hell and my name is kristin stop generalizing people just because it sounds ghetto it doesnt mean its black….

  32. also its not about color… stupid names are found in every culture ….if your name is stupid it just is idc what color you are…you dont name a kid phuck cuz you know people will mess with him in school so just stop choosing stupid names period we all love our children and dont want them to suffer so whats wrong with a beautiful name that suits their personality? Parents have to stop being so selifsh

  33. the only racists here are "the dumb jerks", I usually watch for a laugh, you two never fail me, jesters to the end…..to be laughed at, but taken serious, only by the as equally ignorant left….

  34. People really need to leave Raven alone because she is still on MY, YES MY, favorite celebrities list. I honestly do not care if you don't like her, but you BETTER do it in your head. Because YOU may not like her, but I do, so stop posting hate comments and just stop being haters!

  35. 😛Raven Mackerel Breath Symone, muches carpet and has the nerve to be judgemental.😌That filthy little fat freak, should understand that her fetishes are also a bit abnormal and I'm sure the smell of hot sardines coming from her breath is more than a little off-putting, especially when she talks.😒 what a tampon sniffing potty mouth… You would think that her tongue would be tied in relation to some topics.

  36. For the record she was humoring the video she wasn’t being racist . People are being too “politically correct” and sensitive. It was a joke . And I don’t think she was wrong 😂

  37. Thos names fo sound silly. I cant say i wont hire right off the back from hearing the name though. I would forst interview them and get to know them.

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