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The Real Reason Raven-Symoné Criticized 'Black-Sounding' Names

The Daily Dot | Posted 10.19.2016 | Entertainment
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You probably know someone just like Raven-Symoné. The beleaguered co-host of The View just can't keep her foot out of her mouth when it comes to matters of race. The former child star proudly proclaimed she wouldn't hire someone with a "Black" name like "Watermelondrea." It took her fellow panelists to issue a course correction, with Paula Faris calling out the discriminatory attitude. Even Joy Behar offered a friendly reminder that white people love naming their children after fruits, vegetables, and all kinds of weird things (Apple Martin, anyone?). Dare I say it, Raven, but that's so internalized racism.

Tyler Oakley Is A Bigger Fangirl Than You (VIDEO)

| Posted 02.02.2013 | Teen

By Aja Romano Rising star Tyler Oakley may have one of the loudest voices on YouTube these days. A self-proclaimed "fangirl," Oakley's humor, ta...