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Raven-Symoné Won't Hire You If Your Name Is Too Ethnic

Raven! Why?!

Today’s W-T-F moment goes to Raven-Symoné. During a segment on The View about how we are often judged unfairly by our names, the outspoken TV personality shared that she’s “discriminatory” against so-called ethnic names. She explains, “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 the video. 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.”

Host Whoopi Goldberg gave her the confused look while fans on Twitter dragged the former child star. 

Fans weighed in:

Then again, this is the woman who claimed, “I'm from every continent in Africa," so she's not exactly the last word in racial relations. 

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