Raven-Symoné Backtracks On Name Discrimination Comments, Apologizes

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Raven-Symoné is now backtracking on the discriminatory comments she made last week during a discussion on The View about hiring people with ‘ghetto names.’ “My comments about discrimination have spun out of control” she wrote on Facebook over the weekend after the lit the internet on fire.

She continued, “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.”

“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 effected, 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, thats the truth and it sucks. But I should not be part of the problem, I should be part of the solution.”

“As an equal opportunity employer, I have never discriminated against a name….even though I said I would, it’s not true. My comment was in poor taste. My lack of empathy towards name discrimination was uncalled for. I would also like to say that on Friday my account was hacked, those are not my words.”

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