“I’m not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea,” bizarrely coiffed talk show co-host says
It’s difficult to say whether working for Raven-Symone would be a blessing or a curse, but rest assured: The former child star made it known on Thursday’s episode of “The View” that she will not hire somebody with an Africanized name.
The revelation came following a discussion of a recent study that found Americans make racist assumptions based on names.
The “View” panel then played a YouTube video of kids rattling off “ghetto black names,” including “Fo’Landra” and “Elephantisha.”
“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,” Raven-Symone 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.”
Tune in to “The View” next week, when Raven-Symone fields a call from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.