Former child star Raven-Symoné apologized for her latest statements mocking the black community.

"My comments about discrimination have spun out of control," Raven-Symoné wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. "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 two million likes."

Raven-Symoné was referring to a segment on ABC's The View in which she and her co-hosts commented on a viral social media video of the most "ghetto-sounding" names.

Raven Symone coming out of the The View in nyc The video was a response to a study that shows Americans tend to discriminate against people with "ghetto-sounding" names.

"I am very discriminatory against words like the ones that they were saying in the video," Raven said on The View. "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."

Raven-Symoné is a 29-year-old mixed race conservative who thinks she endears herself to racist white people by putting down blacks.

The openly gay actress is a constant target of liberal social media users due to her insensitive statements about race.

Her apology came after her father and former manager, Christopher B. Pearman, said Raven sometimes says "dumb S#%T!" to get attention.

"Children grow up and become influenced by many things, situations and people," he wrote on Facebook. "I certainly don't agree with what she said....but she is damn near 30 years old. She's a grown a** woman making grown a** mistakes. We all have been guilty of this."

He added: "Raven is a really Beautiful, Sweethearted, Human Being. I should know. Her Mother and I Love her Very much and will always support her and have her back," Pearman continued. "Even if sometimes......…. she says some dumb S#%T!"

Photo: JDH Imagez / Splash News

  • SummerBaby

    This broad needs to have several seats. Fawk your fake apology.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Good morning. She still on my chit list.

  • SummerBaby

    Good morning

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Hey bew!!!!! How was your weekend?

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    *heavy sigh*

  • SummerBaby

    My weekend was horrible ??

  • 1/8

    She shouldn't apologize for expressing her opinion... it is, what it is.

  • Simplicity

    Good morning all! Raven, from all the blk folks with "ghetto" names, F!UCK YOU!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I'm always annoyed by people who make public apologies, not because they are sorry for what they said/did, but because they are sorry they got some backlash. #girlbye

  • Letmecommentbeforeicant

    Goodmorning. I hope this is the beginning of a blessed and productive week for everyone.

    ------
    Raven...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Let's be clear, she's apologizing for publicly admitting to discriminatory hiring practices. Read the full statement. She is an idiot...not because of her views but because she doesn't possess the requisite intelligence and sophistication to: 1) know when and where to spew her racist views and 2) the ability to cloak her racism in more subtle context.

    She's a clown.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *hug* I'm sorry to hear that. Mine wasn't too great either.

  • SummerBaby

    I read her full apology & it was so contradicting. ?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SummerBaby

    Hopefully this week will be much better.

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses.
    I need her to own it. It is what you feel, it is phucked up but own that chit.

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    We all know that a lot of companies discriminate when it comes to certain names, but she EMPHATICALLY agreed with those discriminatory practices and that's when she could kiss my azz. I

    And people was trying to cape for her ignorance, but had it been a Sean Hannity, Bill O'reilly, or any white chick on Fox News that made those same comments NAACP, Black Twitter, and anybody else would be boycotting and getting in that azz. I'm done with Raven's "I wanna sound just like Stacey Dash" clueless azz!

  • jussaying

    Why does she always say dumb stuff and then back peddle? She must have low self-esteem forreal. She is always trying to distance herself from "those Blacks," and use herself as some symbolic 'acceptable negro' to white masses. It's not cute.

  • Simplicity

    This chick I tell you. Let there be a gay topic on the view, where Christians do not agree with their lifestyle, she's the first one to say that's discrimination. And then she turn around serving the same bitter medicine.

  • Handle your issues

    Someone on Twitter said "she's named after a bird, she looks like a bird and she talks like a bird"........I agree.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I'm praying it is.

  • SummerBaby

    Raven-Symoné is a 29-year-old mixed race
    --------------
    She is no more mixed than the rest of us

  • Jen_n_juice

    Her dad needs to approve her thoughts and comments going forward. Especially since whyte folks won't take her in the race draft.... Murning Everyone!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    People are saying that she is entitled to her opinion...and she is. The issue here; however, is that she said that she discriminates. That's action. Specifically, she said that she does and would discriminate against someone because of their name. That is illegal.

    P.S. She is a clown.

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    I bet if someone on the show proclaimed they wouldn't hire a flamboyant gay or a bull dyke that lil bish would set that stage on fire..lol.

  • Junkanoo

    So true, people want others to validate they're beliefs too often these days ....it's like we're all supposed to think alike on every issue. ..
    ..I didn't care for her opinion but I didn't get offended by it ......people need to grow up an stop trying to control other people's behavior

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Now, Whoopi is going to take up for her and emphatically proclaim that Raven doesn't discriminate, she's not racist, she's nice...etc. Whoopi is like the entertainment industry's public defender.

  • BLOODBLOOD

    #uck that apology white people can have her ass we tired of Raven acting like she ain't black

  • softness1

    She got nerves look at her.. I wouldn't hire her ass with that lite bright shit on her head... Note to Raven Symone' would be on the discriminate list if she was seeking a job and a bigot was hiring.. Her name isn't exactly Becky.. She looks like a Sesame Street character...

  • MissyJ

    Guess I missed the outrage... she says a lot of things other people think and do. I am in HR there are a lot of things that will get your resume tossed in the trash immediately....... having a unpronounceable name is just ONE of them..... Life is tough.. Get a helmet

  • Blaque Mahogany

    So you threw people's resumes away because you were unable to pronounce their name?

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Listen Raven is color struck. Period and she is not BOlivious. She is the black girl who tried her hardest for people NOT to see color when they see her b/c she wants to be accepted. She doesn't walk in her truth and she probably never will but make no mistake Miss RAVEN you will ALWAYS be black to them and you will always be rejected by someone. Color is not everything but trying to forget your black isn't going to help either. Her "people" don't need her scream "I'm Black and I'm proud" but her self-worth certainly does. smh

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Thanx, I needed this<3

  • Rockstareka

    I was confused af!!! NOW the shade of your skin makes you mixed??? TF??? Both this birds parents are black!

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    That is ridiculous. So what about other cultures? Is everyone suppose to assimilate to YT America?

  • Yardgirl

    Thanks you!!

  • Junkanoo

    Getting upset that were forced to eat genetically modified foods which cause diseases is a reason to get upset. Raven saying something offensive is not, get mad at the countless employers who do actually throw out the job applications of people with ethnic sounding names.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Chile...

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Where Khakki at? She see through but um....

  • Angela

    I do not like this heffa?

  • Hair Lova ???

    Good morning. Raven unfortunately is a bird brain. Once they paid her to talk, outside of acting, we got to see how dumb she really is.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Let me eat. I'm not myself when I'm hungry and I can see that this is one of those post...

  • usher #1fan????

    Lol Ikr she will always b

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Oh we can be mad it all...

  • iWasteTime

    So you getting your strength up!!

  • Chitsngiggles

    New Post

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I don't think it'll help...Im not hungry and I got the scooby doo face right now

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. Hopefully, I can eat and have the strength to just scroll pass the nonsense.

  • MissyJ

    Me personally no but I've had managers who have and I didn't bat an eyelash, white people name their kids stupid ish too so the whole "it's racist" thing is lost on me. My major throw away reasons are they sent it from their current work fax machine, there were misspelled words, checked their Facebook and it was ratchet, trashy, or ghetto.

    Personal opinions go into the hiring practice before you even get to the door, It's human nature. Something that bonds you to the recruiter (same alma mater, name, hometown etc) can give a boost or knock you out of the running...

  • Chitsngiggles

    Yes. Let white folk tell it.

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    Bye, little Raven-Symoné!!!!!

  • MissyJ

    Nope. Didn't say that at all, If your full name is foreign there's obviously a reason why your name is different. People of all races name their children stupid chit. White folks named their baby Hashtag....... So making it about race is dumb.

  • Simplicity

    Listen. In all fairness, many black folks have some mess-up names, I work at a school. I'm baffled as to why a parent (s) would give their child such a name. Some if the kids can't spell their names, it is also frustrating for the teachers. I detest those names like: Bre'Tasia, Cresha, LaFolandria. Come on now! Nine months of thinking and this is what you decided to name your child? Young mothers are the worst. As ugly as some of those angels names are, I would not discriminate against them. Its not their fault they didn't name themselves.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Well I have serious question: how do you know someone is NOT foreign, unless you go off of race and nationality?

  • Love Garrison

    Thank you well said. My momma told me if your gonna be all apologetic then you shouldnt have said it in the first place. Own your shit if thats how you really felt.

  • SummerBaby

    I have an hr question. I was told lack of a driver license takes a person out the possible hiring candidates. Is that true?

  • Chitsngiggles

    And this is probably why I had a hard time finding a job, despite my education and work experience. I have a black name and my Facebook isn't politically correct. I talk about white privileges and fuk the police and any other issues concerning my people. Not to be funny but HR people are petty af. What I do on my personal time should not affect whether or not I can do my job. Fuk corporate Amerikkka

  • MissyJ

    How many times have WE (you included) on this very blog cracked on somebody mug shot and said things like "that's what happens when it's a Raekwon" or something else of that nature? Please don't act like this is some foreign concept and you are super far removed from it.....

  • Chitsngiggles

    That's just stupid too. As long as I can get to work, what difference does that make? Another way to weed people out....

  • Rockstareka

    No, MissyJ is just referring to the "black" sounding unpronounceable names. The german, ukrainian, euro etcs are fine right? Edviga Kromayer is fine just not those damn pesky slave sounding Tashauniquas and Shaquandreas right?

    Black Americans hate blacks more than any race do!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Chile...

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Well Chits...you should have two facebooks...one private and one public. You must play the game. Use initials on you name and your full last. Use a different email address on you resume and application so when they search nothing comes up..Play the game.

  • Chitsngiggles

    This pisses me off

  • SummerBaby

    Girl yes. I had a sprite man tell me that about a family member lack of getting interviews. My fam has never had a license. Never revoked or nothing just never learned to drive.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Depends on the location of the job and the job period. I live in an area where you need a car..Im surprise in Chi-towns that is looked it...Place like NYC some never get a license.

  • Chitsngiggles

    I do have a different email from the email I use on my resume. I get so fukking tired of having to conform for white folk or coons.

    It's not fair.

  • SummerBaby

    The guy that told me that lived a few hours away from Chicago in a smaller town. I was still shocked tho!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I hate to point out the obvious...but people do NOT name themselves. You are essentially eliminating or reducing a person's employment opportunities because of something that they have no control over. Whereas their educational achievements and employment history, items that they actually have relative control over, are being ignored because YOU have decided that their name is "stupid", "strange" or ethnic.

  • MissyJ

    Their surname is usually a pretty good indicator. Also even if a name is foreign it does still foloow some sort of cultural naming convention that is recognizable be they Asian, Jamaican, African, French, Irish.

    Aesop, Emeka, Xian, Vivienne vs Hashtag, Nevaeh, Rae'Kwon... kinda clear to see which names are foreign and which are just random letters thrown together.. Let's not be completely glib and obtuse here

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    Exactly, cuz let her tell it she IS one of those employers.

  • Junkanoo

    How will it change anything. ......it wont stop racist people from discriminating, Will it? ..... u can't expect people to only say things you like an agree with. ....live an let live no of bus are prefect. ....I don't like a Raven but she has a right to her opinion

  • MissyJ

    Please don't speak for me... cause you have your foot all the way in your mouth...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    No, you can't. It's called myopia. Get with the program. You can only be mad at one thing at a time and you can only be mad at the things they are blatantly racist and in your face.

  • Genia Gouch

    That's the apology?

  • Chitsngiggles

    We aren't ever gonna get anywhere. With this type of thinking black folks will always be at the short end of the stick.

    I will be honest and say when I named my girls I thought about how it would look on a resume, cause that's the way of the world, but it's mess up. Imagine if the black girl who played Annie was overlooked because of her name. We would never know what a great talent she is...., America is such a horrific place to live in

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    NO, I respect everyone's opinion but if I don't agree, you want me to bite my tongue bc of what..she's allowed to have one? How exactly is that not doing the same thing to me you are claiming I do to her?

  • Rockstareka

    I'm not here for black on black violence dear, just made a suggestion as to you seeming to condone what decades of civil rights movements have been trying to eradicate.

    I know...it sounds horrible the way I say it...right?

  • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

    G0rl

  • MissyJ

    Not in any industry I've ever worked in specifically (well yes, in aviation) BUT many jobs applications ask if you have reliable transportation. it goes to whether you can get yourself to work on time regularly without worrying about if you can get a ride, if the bus is on schedule, if there is a bus line near the work place. I did hiring for a warehouse, there was a bus but it only came twice a day so that obviously would impact whether you could get to work.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Are you an onomatologists? That's what is sounds like you are saying. Or maybe you have a degree in anthroponymy? And you do realize people get married? So the last name may not be an indicator of the actual race of a person...

    Like...

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    First, there is a difference in having blog fun and having someone use their power as discriminatory weapon against someone who had no control in naming themselves.

  • Chitsngiggles

    What does their name have to do with whether or not they can do the job? It's because their name makes coons and white folk uncomfortable. That's why! Don't want to get to close to blackness. It may rub off on you.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That seemed to be the obvious response...

  • MissyJ

    Lol HR people aren't petty. We want quality people that can get along with everyone. If you are an openly hostile person you probably won't be easy to deal with because you are bringing all of that into work with you. Most people cannot compartmentalize. It's perfectly fine to have convictions and beliefs, it's also fine to be passionate about them. But you have to understand that people have to want to be around you.

  • Chitsngiggles

    Mariah Huq ole girl from Married to Medicine. Her name sounds foreign but she is black as they come. Folks worry about the wrong shyt

  • SummerBaby

    I was told by a sprite that they use that to weed out possible alcoholics & drug addicts

  • MissyJ

    and you still have seen the point fly right by. Read a few other replies and you may see that it has nothing to do with "ghetto" names at all. Scroll down... have a Snickers.. then reply

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Im far from glib or obtuse, don't disrespect me, period.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Dude in you gravie fine as fawk ....... chile

  • MissyJ

    so because you're joking it's okay?

    It came from somewhere. Jokes, stereotypes are based on some form of truth taken to the extreme. You know people think this way and to some extent you do as well or else it wouldn't even cross your mind to make the joke. side note, when you turn 18 you can rename yourself, if you so choose.

  • Chitsngiggles

    So I should be a coon at work and Sista Souljah at home. Got it. They only want happy go lucky yes sir massa type black folk working for them. Don't be too proud of who you are, cause white folk and coons get uncomfortable if you speak the truth. That's "hostile" Got it.

  • Junkanoo

    I have learned it's rear you can talk people around from their beliefs. You have a right to express your self but the real culprits are employers that's why this cuts deep , unemployment is so bad in the black community because too any employers discriminate. For me the anger at her she's misplaced .

  • Chitsngiggles

    What does that have to do with anything. Some people just never learn to drive... That's crazy to me

  • Rockstareka

    "To every person, their name is the sweetest most important sound in any language." -- Dale Carnegie

    I'm baffled at the way blacks attack blacks. Every race and culture has unique names. Every race/culture has names that you and I have to take a second to pronounce. But for black people to condone ostricizing unique black names as something dirty, or something to be ashamed of because white america says so...I have no words...

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    No. She wrote a lengthy "y'all just don't understand, I'm always misunderstood, I'm sorry, but I meant what I said" diatribe.

  • Chitsngiggles

    If you have the power to change someone's life by judging their namee. That's a huge problem. You should be in HR fighting against that. Standing up saying that's wrong, instead of making excuses as to why they are doing it. But I'm sure you don't want to come off as hostile or aggressive. Gotta keep that goodt paying job. I understand. ?

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Its placed on her bc if a girl BLACK women on National TV can she that and it'll be ok...what do you think Michael in HR will say..."Well, she's black and she said she would so its ok that I do it" SHE may not being hiring but she can certainly give a pass to someone who can. THAT is the problem, have a opinion but be conscious of the influences you can have against your own.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Off Topic: Jennifer Hudson and Jay Z have the same shaped knees. *dead*

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Chits... sometimes I want to agree with you but you just go allllll the way left. LMBO @ coon at work. I feel you but I swear I can picture you at your computer in a dashiki, incense burning in the background as you furiously peck away at the keyboard. LOL

  • ATL White Guy

    Exactly. Say what you feel and own it. That way people know where you stand. I'd rather a racist say something about my wife & I being together vs smiling in our faces and being all fake nice. Let aholes out themselves.

  • Tammie Reed

    She irks me so! Her growing up Atheist may have some reasoning behind her shenanigans though! Smh! I met her dad her, he is a hoot!

  • MissyJ

    Being nice or respectful is being a coon? That's what you took from that?

    If you can't have a civil conversation with ANYONE you work with that's going to be a problem. Seeing your white boss as massa when you don't even know the person is a problem.

  • Chitsngiggles

    She should be in there fighting to stop the discrimination and not making excuses for that bullshyt.

    This really hits home for me. Im educated, intelligent and experienced, but because I'm not a coon, I won't get hired. Bullshyt.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Makes sense..if there isn't adequate transportation system then that is the problem. Without a license, he may not get to work on time and he relies on others. future problems

  • Str8tUpMenace

    ^^^^^^^^^^^THIS!!!! I ain't had too much sleep, didn't have breakfast nor coffee, and my weekend wasn't great either. I'm in total bish mode, and I just know I aint gon be chit today. Had to leave the post for a while.

  • MissyJ

    LOL I never heard of that... but I guess an alcoholic may have a DUI and not have a valid license at the moment is the thinking.

    I know some people who've never had a license, medical issues, fear of driving, didn't grow up with a car so never learned...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    HR people are hella skilled. They are trained in onomastics, profiling, sociology, psychology, linguistics...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Please come back...

  • Chitsngiggles

    If you don't see your white boss as a massa, then yeah that's a problem. You think if you talk act and speak appropriately then they will accept you.

    Nobody said I would be rude, but if I see white privileges being thrown in my face, I will speak on it. I'm not tap dancing for no white person..... Going to work blind for a paycheck...

  • Chitsngiggles

    That's so fukked up.... Manipulating muthafukkas

  • MissyJ

    no one is disrespecting you. That question is clearly purposely trying to ignore the point. I know you're smart which is why I know you can clearly see when a name is foreign vs made up.

  • Tammie Reed

    Well isn't that half of the state of NYC? I know tons of people in New York that don't have drivers license, wow!

  • Junkanoo

    Raven's really young an still figuring out herself I wouldn't look to her to champion black causes. It's the business world that needs to hire based on a persons ability to do a good job not hire people who the interviewer can relate to. But how will this change you can't legislate people's hearts an minds. Trust am equally upset about this issue it's been going on for too long but a Raven didn't create this huge problem.

  • RoniV

    This the same bird who said she ain't black, she "dark white"...FOH. Fox news can have her.

  • Chitsngiggles

    That has nothing to do with it. I know several black people who consider themselves Atheist and they would never say no dumb shyt like this. Religion has nothing to do with this. This is classism at its finest. To her poor black people have ghetto names and they can't sit with her. She wants to fit in sooooo bad. But she is fat, black and a lesbian. She will never ever ever be one of them. She is a coon to the highest level of levels

  • Chitsngiggles

    Willie Lynch Syndrome. We have been programmed to act that way.

  • BubblingBrownSuga

    Our ancestors were stripped of their dignity, customs, and languages. Let us have the freedom to name our children as we choose.

  • Libragirlone

    We as human beings can be so stupid and ignorant. Why do I have to explain my hairstyle, my name or anything else that has to do with my culture? No other race has to do that. I don't want to fit in I want to stand out.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Well, they don't know that you're not a coon if they never interview you. I'm not a coon and I have worked for several large corporations. Don't let her nonsense fool you.

  • Libragirlone

    It's not America that has the problem it's the people in America who think they are entitled to everything .

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Are you intentionally bypassing the fact that she explicitly stated she would not and does not hire people with "ghetto" names? You do realize that she has several businesses which in fact makes her an employer? She has had several television shows wherein she undoubtedly had control over who was hired/fired?

    I just wish people would think...

  • Chitsngiggles

    Because who we are makes people so uncomfortable for some damn reason. It's just too much for certain people to handle. So they want us to conform to their way of life, all the while, they are stealing our culture right from underneath us.... wash, rinse, repeat

  • Libragirlone

    my oldest son name is Jeremy and he does not like his name. He wants to change it to an African name. Go figure

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    The saddest thing is that this is an accepted practice. Blacks (and other non-Whites to an extent) have to assimilate their entire lives to fit a standard that wasn't created to include us in the first place.

    I understand there's a difference in work culture and you home life, but some people have to change their entire self just to get looked at..while you have some of these White people that don't even have to meet a single qualification or standard that's set. That's the way of the world we live in. They can have their "colorful" personalities and quirks, but oh gawd..not us..lol.

  • Junkanoo

    I wish you would realize you can't control other people's behavior or are you able to do just that??? You focus on what you have control over , this has been an issue long before a Raven opened her mouth an said what she did an it's way bigger than her.

  • MissyJ

    I work for myself as my main source of income so keeping my job is moot. I don;t think it is wrong (or a big deal I guess it is a better way to say it) So why would I be fighting it? There are issues I do stand up for and have gone and fought to change.

    Being aggressive is a great trait in business, i highly recommend it. Being mean, rude, and hard to work with isn't. if you hate white folks simply for not being black that's a problem. It's not what you say it's how you say it. That's the part you seem to refuse to accept. Saying FUKK everybody don't make you anymore about the cause than anyone else. You are just as judgmental and elitist as the folks you claim to be against. There's more than one way to skin a cat as they say.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    She is the same age as me. She's dang near 30. She is NOT really young. Period. This is my last comment to you because you have clearly made your mind up about this situation. No one is trying to change her mind. She can dislike "ghetto" names as much as she wants but she cannot discriminate against people. That is the law. And it is the law because you can't change people's minds and because you can't change people's minds, you have to enact laws that will protect people. I'm fine with her claiming to be from every continent on Africa but she (or any other employer) will not discriminate and marginalize a group of people.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    In NYC it's easy to get around without a car. In fact you probably could get where you want to go faster taking public transportation because of heavy traffic delays. Miss your bus or train...another one will be by momentarily. Now in Va where I now live, if you miss the bus you have to wait 30 minutes to an hour

  • Chitsngiggles

    ????????????

  • SpiceGirl

    she saying sorry because they drugged her ass threw it! Serves her right...I guess some folks FORGET were they come from!

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I took as disrespect. I wasn't ignoring anything...HR determines what is appropriate by assuming a person race and nationality. Rae'Kwan is a "ghetto" BLACK AMERICAN name ...the problem with that is there are ghetto's everywhere, so Xian could be a hood/ghetto Chinese name but that is OK bc its not a traditional American "ghetto/crazy" name and you give them a pass but back in China they would do the same thing HR did with Rae'Kwan. Its discrimination mostly based on race and/or nationality. That is my point.

  • Simplicity

    Jeremy is a beautiful Irish name log. My nephew's name is also Jeremy

  • SummerBaby

    I'm thinking this is something that may happen in smaller towns because the guy that told me lives a couple hrs away from Chicago

  • MsVAllDay

    Hey, at least daddy kept it real.

  • Meme81

    GM, all. What I find strange is how she's always throwing her own race under the bus, but conveniently is mum on the faults of other races.

  • Chitsngiggles

    Yep. I treat white folk they way they treat us. WE are better than them. We just don't know it yet. I'm not going to sit around and act like black aren't the superior ones because we are. We are the chosen ones. I feel said for any black person who doesn't accept or understand it.

    The fact that you agree with Raven gives me the sads. Here you are with the power to make your office more "colorful" and get white folk out their comfort zones, yet you agree with them. SMMFH

  • BubblingBrownSuga

    A guy who works at the bank I use has a hard to pronounce name (not sure, maybe Jewish) and he told me that when he first started school kids would make fun of his name. The teacher suggested to his parents that they let him choose a name he'd like to be called. He like Michael Jordan so today everyone calls him Mike.

  • Junkanoo

    Well sorry but discrimination is built into so many aspects of society all of which needs to change ......clearly she has some internalized racist issues ...... Am indifferent to Raven so I really don't care what she has to say...... But am well aware I can't control what she thinks or says

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I think the outrage is that the chit is coming from a grown woman named Raven, that is rockin a woody woodpecker hairstyle, that claimed she was from all of the "continents" in Africa except one or two. Bish didn't say countries, she said continents. A woman who also stated that she is tired of being labeled, and wants to be recognized as a human, and she's not African-American, but American. A woman that also agreed with an ignorant reporter that publicly stated that the First Lady looked like a fuggin monkey, and this lil seahawk lookin wench turned around and said, "well some people look like animals." Fugg this lil bish.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I never said it didn't but I know the difference in an assumption and fact..I can't fault someone for what their parents named them. Rae-Kwan may have a MBA at a top school. I never pass someone up simply bc I felt their name was too hood..those type of people should never be in that position of power. That is no different then a HR person passing bc of sex or anything else. I never said you did it or you were incorrect that it is done..but that isn't a "life is tough" moment that is a "You are an azzhole" ( Not you but the person doing it) moment. No one should condone such behavior.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    ^^^^^^^^THIS

  • Chitsngiggles

    All of this. Every last word.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    You never answered my question below. I really want to know your educational background. Idk much about HR but maybe all of you have degrees or training in name origin assessment.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    There you go! She can dislike "black" names all she wants, that's her right, but other people will jump on this and she should know better. In fact, she's almost thirty...she does know better. She doesn't care.

  • Libragirlone

    I think so too but he thinks it's too European and he wants to change his name. I told him to wait until he gets his career off to a good start. I just started wearing braids because I thought I would not be promoted if a wore an ethnic hairstyle that was until I started working in a new department and noticed all the sista's with braids.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    That's the real problem. She's all over the place...with a platform.

  • 1/8

    I agree. I don't expect everyone to agree with my views and they shouldn't expect me to always agree with theirs.

    Besides, we can't learn and grow if we're never confronted with the truth.

  • Chitsngiggles

    If you black and you don't feel superior to white folks.... I feel sorry for you. You should walk around in front of them like you have a kingdom at home. Like you are a king or queen. WE were the ones that showed them how to be civilized, how to wash their nasty asses and to stop fuking animals.....

    I'm about to leave this post, cause I'm getting heated

  • Blaque Mahogany

    how to wash their nasty asses and to stop fuking animals.....
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Bwahahahahaha...lmbo... I can't with you.

  • Libragirlone

    Wow I thought I was the only one that knew that. lol can you imagine walking in a black persons home and see a picture of a white Jesus. I am baffled by that.

  • yallcrazy

    She needs to just go away and pop up 15 years from now on that Where are they now show. MF tied of her

  • Queen Negus

    Reminded me of the episode in Dave Chappel where folks were traded in the races! Whites do not want her but we can try Asia or other countries??

  • SameoleJ

    FYI........Mr. Rae Kwon Chung, Director, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whoopi just came out to say The View represents what someone somewhere is thinking even though you may disagree, but that is the reality of it all.

  • Queen Negus

    White folks name theit kids weird names as well!

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    Welp, you pretty much summed up her tenure on The View..she's a vapid waste of a platform. I'm not saying she has to be all *fist in the air* power to the people, but got dam do you stand for anything besides LGBT rights?

  • Libragirlone

    It's true

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    People have all these ideas about what makes them "better" than someone else. There is a difference between self confidence and having a superiority complex. Self confidence doesn't need to put anyone down to exist. Superiority complexes breed hate, racism, classism, and a host of other things that are the very reason the world is so messed up now. Raven should take a step back and instead of ascribing to these ridiculous ideologies realize MOST of what she thinks and feels comes from a place of inferiority and lack of self confidence. If and when she comes to a place where she realizes that while competition is a fact of life race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, economic status etc...doesn't make ANYONE better than another person she'll wake up. She's caught in that superior/inferior way of thinking that most of the world lets rule them, which is why MOST of the world is effed up.

  • Queen Negus

    My BFF said the same thing!!

  • SameoleJ

    I know a black woman who named her black child A'oki and the mother is ghetto as all heyul......guess she will get an interview since her name is of Asian descent. A name is just that, a name and to know that HR people are making these assumptions and decisions with people's lives and livelihood is really sad and is discriminatory......which is against what HR stands for. Guess my son's name- Nyfese, will not get him an interview if someone deems it Ghetto, although it has a powerful meaning in Islamic culture. His Associates in Architecture and Engineering will mean nothing, even though he graduated with honors.

  • scentsychick30

    I'm guessing she doesn't think her hair is ghetto??if that's how she feel own it. Her apology seems like pure b.s.

  • Tiffany Miller

    The message is that you can have multi colored hair as long as you are already a millionaire.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    That's because it is.

  • SameoleJ

    How to proper clean and season their food, nurse and raise their children.........oh the list can go on.

  • Andrea Williams

    @SummerBaby..........Good Morning, I agree wholeheartedly with Raven needing to have several seats and we do not need her fake apology which she would not have done had the backlash not been so swift. But on a side note, Daddy is nice looking LOL and that's all I got. Have a good day.

  • SummerBaby

    Yes he is! I most def noticed her nice looking daddy. ?

  • Noize4u

    It's too late , she already showed what she's hiding inside.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Her comments have spun out of control..... Like they had the ability to be in control. She is the one with no filter ..... Curious to know how the ratings are on the View?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I had the displeasure of spending an entire day with the pear man family about 18 years ago. Mr. Pearman was an overbearing, self-obsessed narcissist. The day was supposed to be about his daughter but he made it all about him and his needs. I can see why Raven grew up to be an attention-seeking, self-hating lesbian. Seek help, Raven.

  • Lolalao

    Peep the way the other host looked at her hair..lol

  • CookieMobster

    I do not believe that ANY race is superior.

  • Lolalao

    I said the same exact thing. Idk, maybe it's just me..doesn't it look like the other host peeped her hair? She made a total fool out of herself. Why that choice of hairstyle that day?

  • Maccabees Apocrypha

    there are people better than others...that's the way God made it....and He wasnt referring to any white demon either.

    "For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath CHOSEN thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth."

    Deuteronomy 7:6

  • Maccabees Apocrypha

    because they are lost in the sauce.

  • Maccabees Apocrypha

    say it again!!
    say it again!!

  • Maccabees Apocrypha

    your son is VERY intelligent!!

    if he aint Irish, why the hell would he wanna have a name like that

  • Ladysweetthang

    Well Raven is young and needs these experiences to learn what's acceptable to say in the media. However as young as she is she seems to command more dignity and respect than any peer white or black on her level. With life experience she will learn the nuances of relevant opinions and how it can be skewed or perceived by millions of people. But I'm proud of her no one has ever asked Lindsey Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Brittney Spears Tempest from Cosby show or any other woman at that age or pigment their opinion based on this world. I refuse to let the media alter my perception of her. Yes she says some crazy stuff but I rather it come from a growing young woman who will have time to learn , experience life and change her opinion than some old lady set in her ways. I forgive you Raven live and learn I won't let the media take away one of the few young black role models that we have not fighting or thoting in the club. Everyone has opinions that can change through life experience and everyone has also made mistakes in their life. Unlike everyone else this is happening on tv. She will learn and things will change for her.

  • You Aint Shyt-LuhYou, B.Sweet

    I'm not a English major or specialist however what does the accent on the é in symone do? I know what it does in Spanish but I haven't heard it doing anything here.

  • You Aint Shyt-LuhYou, B.Sweet

    Raven, you're in danger girl. Its obvious you don't get how even your own name is non traditional so that same discrimination would flip right onto you if you were an everyday person.

    Speaking of discrimination, I would discriminate against your hairstyle more than a name because it's both tacky and distracting.

  • JerseyMom

    Raven-Symone is not mixed. Both of her parents are Black. And that is not an apology. That is an excuse. F*** her.

  • first page

    Dayum he fine!!!

  • SummerBaby

    Look fancy, duh ?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I feel the same way about Raven and the things she says! I feel she is young and lived in a judgmental and biased Hollywood bubble. She has to learn about filters. But, I feel what she has done with her life, all the years of entertainment she's given, and was an excellent teen role model, and never any scandal is to be commended. I love too, that she has an opinion, like it or not. I had mad respect for how she handled the Cosby scandal and didn't allow herself to become a target and she didn't grovel or backpedal to the court of public opinion, she never does. But, it's cool to make correction or to say you misspoke or were insensitive, that's being a grown-up!

  • Neicey

    She said she is not black or African American. But dark white. She is not a role model for black people or people of color.

  • Neicey

    She said she is not black or African American. But dark white. So I as a black woman can't relate to her.

  • MookieFly

    When your own family put you out there, you know you don flucked up. Something tells me she is half making this shyt up. Like she is knows better but says it for shock or comedic value.

  • first page

    Im wondering is this why it took me three years to get a job cause of people thinkin like her. It's her opinion but dayum its people in positions that have this same mindset & authority and use it the same way she stated. but her daddy!!!

  • MookieFly

    "attention-seeking, self-hating lesbian" let's not go there

  • MookieFly

    I like that way of thinking. Somebody might have been thinking that way and seeing it said out loud and discussed might change their mind

  • Roc

    It's there for decoration. It's pronounced Simone.

  • A D N

    Out of all the ignorant things this "gurl" has said, her claim of being "dark white" versus "light black" is the most descriptive of her distancing herself from the "black" race. What is so wrong with being Black? The mindset of white ignorance, ok, I can understand to a certain degree because it is taught. But what makes a "black" person disassociate with Africa to the point of denouncing your connection, even after her ethnic confirmation? I am praying for compassion and understanding when I hear what comes from her mouth!

  • Rayne

    Wtf is she mixed with? According to her edges is she mixed with African American and Black or African American and African America?

  • Sincerity7

    Watermelondrea needs a job too. Either Raven's going to pay her directly by hiring her or pay her through that good ol' welfare.

  • You Aint Shyt-LuhYou, B.Sweet

    Does that not make that name ghetto? Lol

  • surprise2012

    I bet Mariahs born last name isn't Huq. Her husband is Iranian so that's why she has a different last name.

  • CookieMobster

    Yes the Lord did have his Chosen people. There called Jews.

  • Speshalgift

    The crazy thing is statistics have already said that people with these outrageous ghetto names are less likely to get hired.... so are they racist too? I was looking at resume's with my supervisor and sorry she by passed those with ridiculous names and even more ridiculous emails... its life. we make a big deal of the truth a little too much

  • Speshalgift

    The names of people I agree with the dark white is the dumbest shit ive ever heard... guess Im black white.

  • Blue

    Each morning Raven sits on the side of the bed and decides how she gon' piss off Black Twitter.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I just want her to zip it people kill me apologizing about what they really mean.

  • Kilroy

    This overrated bytch here! So glad she is off the airwaves.
    Now go enjoy the money massa gave you you troll.

  • $103237338

    I hate when people do that. U said exactly what u wanted to say. But as soon as that fish grease get too hot, then it's "I'm sorry" or " My words were taken out of context". Ok, Raven...

  • TheRealLee

    She was quiet for years after the Cosby Show then she comes back into the limelight using this whack-out strategy of making crazy comments so that light shines on her. Those tactics have sunk her permanently. No acting career, no hosting, can't sing or dance, not particularly bright. I hope she invested her money well.

  • Fendi

    Her name is ghetto. So is her girlfriend, Az-Marie. I guess those two bïtches wouldn't hire one another.

  • jussaying

    Junkaroo, complacency and acceptance of wrongdoing hardly ever has an impact on history. If we all followed your thinking, we'd still be in chattel slavery. Do you think our ancestors decided not to get mad and quit worrying about controlling other people's behavior? Getting angry about unjust practices is usually one of the first steps that happen before decisions are made to enact change. I pray that you don't have kids because telling them to settle with disenfranchisement and prejudice will set our world back.

  • jussaying

    Lmao what is dark white. That is an oxy moron.

  • MsTaken4Wrong1

    Honestly, I always say this when people give kids wha they consider "unique names" listen these names have to eventually go on a resume.. they do it to themselves and then get madd when people call them on it...I know too many "chardonnay's, lacreeshas, empire (yes I know a girl who just named her son that) sincere's. ..like forreal and then get madd when they are automatically black balled....it's the same as someone walking into a black owned business with KKK member on there resume expecting to get hired...I'm done...

  • toni walker

    Raven has said herself she is not Black so how is she a Black role model ?

  • Junkanoo

    Get off your moral high horse. ....I don't know you so am not concerned about your opinion of me

  • Ladysweetthang

    What is Black? A color ? But Her message was that she's tired of labels. What is an African American someone who originated from Africa and is now in American. Why does the label matter. WE ARE ALL AMERICANS... Latino, Mexican, German, whatever we are Americans that's it and that's her opinion based on her life and what keeps her going. But she's young and beginning to realize that you can't say certain things in certain ways because people blank out and take the message out of context. Unable to hear the message she's trying to coney.. She's not denouncing her race she merely said that she hates how people put labels on people in Society. But whatever you decide your entitled to you opinion but we as Darker pigmented people need to stop not picking on and picking apart our people including this young lady. We need to see her as the young capable of flaws human being she is who has said things without the opportunity to fully explain herself in entirety.If we keep going at this rate she will never get a chance. Now as far as role model yes. It's nice for this world to recognize a young Darker pigmented woman and offer her a platform to have opinions that matter. Instead of the endless images of darker pigmented women screaming yelling fighting and showing their titties. So yes she is a image that shows girls that yes you can have a voice and matter . Even though her words are often taken out of context, she has not yet learned the skill to explain her self once and get her message across without a secondary explanation.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    trust me she did. thats the one (only) thing she has going for her.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    No wonder she changed management! Between the network and her daddy she was probably forced to address the situation . She is very arrogant I see where she gets it from....

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    WHAT/WHERE is Raven mixed? BOTH of her parents are black! Oh, Okay...

  • Candance

    She can keep that dam- apology she's Dark White... I'm tired of white people apologizing.... OWN IT!

  • kish nacaal

    lost in space she is...

  • Livelifeatl

    Wait Raven-Symone is mixed race? Maybe I saw the wrong pictures of her mom and dad. Oh she probably got Indian in her family that explains it.

  • jussaying

    I don't have an opinion of you nor am I questioning your morality or insinuating mine reigns supreme over yours. What I took issue with is your viewpoint that getting angry over Raven's comments that help to perpetuate the problem and representative of very real issues, as you stated, is useless. Yes we CAN change behavior, we can affect laws, and we can enlighten. That's what the civil rights movement was all about. All I am pointing out is that your opinion is baffling and makes no sense because anger is often needed to incite change. It is a strong emotion that yields action and productivity. And Raven's ignorance on a national platform sheds more light on problems that white apologists seem to think do not exist anymore. You are right, it may be unlikely for us to change the viewpoint of an old racist - but their children? Maybe not. If you took offense to my stating that complacency with subpar civil rights and attitudes is bad and assume I'm on some high moral horse for getting angry over comments that affect my well being, that's sad. And I don't know what to tell you.

  • Junkanoo

    You suffer from verbal diarrhea. ...your free to think what you think an like wise for me.....bored with this topic now

  • jussaying

    Actually the word you're looking for is logorrhea and I'd agree - I was an English major, but if you don't want to engage in a respectful dialogue then that's fine. Have a good day.

  • sunni_daze

    I think shw could be the poster child for ghetto, with the fruit loop colored hair and her ghetto azz name.

  • Xsjado

    Maybe, just maybe she should take herself to school and get a proper education.

    And stop definitely stop saying dumb stuff..

  • truth

    so yall telling me Ghetto ratchet name is cool? please have a seat

  • DopeRhymesYo

    Raven go sit down somewhere. .. you got enough money to get lost forever. .. please consider getting lost FOREVER