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Black Sounding Names

If My Black-Sounding Name Offends You, Please Don't Hire Me

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 10.13.2016 | Entertainment
DaShanne Stokes

So, as I look ahead to graduation and re-entering the job market, I know that I'll continue to face discrimination because of my name. I only pray that Raven-Symoné and anyone who would discriminate against me, or anyone else, won't hire me. I've got much better things to do with my time.

Names Can Be Magical -- Or Maddening, Depending on Your Perspective

Eric Cooper | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Some people discourage parents from giving their children "black" names. I strongly disagree with this advice. Instead, get rid of the stereotypes that unfairly generalize about people's sense of responsibility, social and economic circumstances, and capacity to succeed, based on race.