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It seems as though Raven-Symoné is finally realizing how dumb she sounded after making fun of ‘ghetto’ names and saying she would never hire someone with one. But most people assumed Raven-Symoné would never hire herself, because look at that name.

Sunday night Raven posted a lengthy comment on Facebook saying that she’s never discriminated against anyone but has been discriminated against.

My comments about discrimination have spun out of control.

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 likes.

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 effected, so i empathize with those who feel victimized by what I said. We would hope that when it comes to hiring, our names, physical appearance, sexual orientation, and age would never outweigh our qualifications, but often times, they do, thats the truth and it sucks. But I should not be part of the problem, I should be part of the solution.

As an equal opportunity employer, I have never discriminated 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 would also like to say that on Friday my account was hacked, those are not my words.

Maybe Raven’s father got to her and shook some sense into her. He of course said on Saturday that his daughter says some dumb shit. He forgot to add ‘all the time’ to that.

P.S. Check out some of favorite Raven-Symoné “reads.”


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  • Mary Burrell

    Should President Obama not have his job because of his name? When President Obama first arrived on the scene many white people judged him because his name was Barack Hussein Obama. This made many white folks lose their ish. Fear and ignorance drive their racism. Raven is just like those racist.

  • BillipPhailey

    Also…é (e accent aigu) is pronounced |e| (ay) in French. You’re pronouncing your name incorrectly.

    • Me

      That has been killing me!

  • Zorino

    Apology not accepted.

    This [bleep] is the reason I don’t watch The View any longer.

  • Zorino

    Same sex same issues.