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.

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“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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