“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. Even if sometimes………. she says some dumb S#%T!”
The above comment comes from the father of the attention-seeking Raven Symone. Raven’s latest comment about not hiring people with “ghetto-sounding” names has sparked a firestorm of controversy and there are many who are calling for her firing.
She shocked her fellow co-hosts on this past Thursday’s episode of ABC’s THE VIEW when she stated that she would never put anyone on the payroll with a “ghetto” name.
”I’m not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea. It’s just not going to happen.”
Truthfully, it shouldn’t matter if a person’s name is Friedchickenata (since she wants to go there). No child comes into this world with the ability to name themselves. Discriminating against another person for any reason, is a form of bullying.
By the way, Raven(who was apparently named after a black bird) has a domestic partner whose name is Az Marie(does that sound ghetto?). Pardon me if that offends Ms. Az…………………
I guess when one is going through an identity crisis, such as the one that Raven (the black bird) is going through, one can expect that person to say or do anything.
On Sunday she posted what some are calling an apology. Here it is:
“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 2 million likes, “My comment was in poor taste. My lack of empathy towards name discrimination was uncalled for….As an equal opportunity employer, I have never discriminated against a name….even though I said I would, it’s not true. I have been denied many jobs because of my skin color, body size, and age. Each time I was rejected, my self-esteem was negatively affected, 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, that’s the truth and it sucks. But I should not be part of the problem, I should be part of the solution.”
Was all of this gibberish that she wrote because of the public backlash she received after her initial comment. It must have been or she wouldn’t have made the asinine comment in the first place. Since this is not the first comment that Raven made to distance herself from people of color, someone decided to try to assist her in moving further along.
Loyal reader A. Renae sent me this letter that is circulating on Facebook. You’ve got to tell me what you think about it.
Dear white people,
As a 35 year old standing member of the Unbothered
Blacks of America Club, I hereby declare, with a unanimous vote from all other
Blacks of substance, that you guys are free to have raven-symoné.
we were pleased to have raven be a part of our community. From the precocious
kid we all grew to love on the Cosby show to the self made multi millionaire who
managed to build an entire empire off of being comedic (but goofy), we felt that
we truly had a gem amongst us.
But as time progressed, we began to notice
attitudinal changes and inconsistencies that do not align with the standards set
forth within our community. From asserting that there are several continents in
Africa to now openly admitting that she wouldn’t hire some one with a “ghetto”
name (when her own name is hyphenated, has an “alternate” spelling, and makes
use of an unnecessary accent…all of which could also be deemed “ghetto”),
we’ve absolutely hopped off our last leg of hope with this young lady, and
again, wish to pass her straight on over to you…effective immediately. Since
you guys are far more consistent with inconsistency and discrimination, we feel
that our offer is substantial but do not need to be thanked for it.
UBAC thank you for taking our offer into consideration. Please respond with
proper mailing details for package receipt and sign the enclosed documents,
which offers detailed biographical information on raven-symoné, a letter of
recommendation via stacy dash (a former member of UBAC that we provided you with
several months ago), and detailed information regarding our “absolutely no
fucking returns” policy, all of which are standard with each offer
Again, no need to thank us for our generous offer. Typical senses of
entitlement lead us to believe we wouldn’t get one anyway.
Unbothered Blacks of America Club
PS: you may find it extremely
beneficial to offer raven-symoné a few lessons on discrimination within the gay
and lesbian community, as her delusions of grandeur may have helped her to