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Raven Symone Says She Will Never Hire Someone With "Ghetto Name"
Raven Symone has a lot of nerve making a statement like she did recently.
During a discussion about a study that found that Americans make racist assumptions based on someone's name, Symoné sounded off after they showed a viral video that listed the 60 most "ghetto names."
Sadly, Raven went against the grain and delivered a shocking statement referring to "ghetto names."
"Just to bring it back, can we take back 'racist' and say 'discriminatory,' because I think that’s a better word," she said. "And I'm very discriminatory against words like the ones they were saying in those names. 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."
Her comments were met with backlash from many on social media.

After witnessing the negative remarks from people across the globe, Raven issued an "apology" to fans.

"I have been denied many jobs because of my skin color, body size, and age," she said. "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," she wrote.
Should we accept Raven's apology? Do you find it odd that someone who had a unique look and somewhat unique name herself would make such a comment?
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well excuse me if my name Crea Shunee Armstead is to ghetto for you to hire, I am proud of my name and a very hard worker but you raven have crossed the line when you said that and I used to looked up to you when I was a small child but ever since you put the "Oh I don't hire people with ghetto or rachet names" I stopped respecting you since then
I like your name too @CreeTheOtaku and just like you said, we should hire for skill anyway. I think she definitely crossed the line there.