The View‘s Raven-Symoné: I Discriminate Against ‘Ghetto’ Names Like ‘Watermelondrea’


RavenDuring a segment on a new study finding that people discriminate against others based on their names, The View co-host Raven-Symoné said she wouldn’t hire someone with a “ghetto” name.

Raven-Symoné made the comments Thursday after the show played video of a popular YouTube video making fun of inner city African-American 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 those names,” she said.

“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,” she said.

Unsurprisingly, other African-Americans did not take the comments well:

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