Raven-Symone Accused Of Racism And Making Fun Of Black Name Stereotypes
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 13: Actress Raven-Symone attends the Outfest 2015 Fusion Gala screening and Q&A of "Empire" at American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre on March 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)

Raven-Symone Accused Of Racism And Making Fun Of Black Name Stereotypes

Raven-Symone’s admission on “The View” that she would not hire anyone with a “ghetto” name is costing her some fans.


In a segment called “Are You Judged By Your Name,” the talk show’s panel was talking about a recent study they said found people made racist conclusions based on names. The panel watched a video of kids saying names including “FoLandra” and “Elehaphantis.”

The African-American host and former “Cosby” kid said if not hiring someone with a name like that was discriminatory, then that description fit her.

“Can we take back ‘racist’ and say ‘discriminatory’?” she asked the talk show’s panel. “Because I think that’s a better word. That’s a better word. And I am very discriminatory against words like the ones that they were saying in those names. I’m not about to hire you if your name is ‘Watermelondrea.'”

“It’s just not gonna happen. I’m not gonna hire you,” she added.

Some on Twitter were not happy.

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