Raven Symone Apologizes For Discrimination Claims

Raven Symone Apologizes For Discrimination Claims 
BHR Hollywood Reports.......The View co-host admitted that her Thursday comments about racial name discrimination were "in poor taste" in a Facebook post Sunday.

During a discussion about the racist assumptions Americans make based on someone's name, Symoné said, "I'm very discriminatory against words like the ones they were saying in those names.

The View Cast Members 
I'm not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea," referencing a viral video the show played that listed the 60 most "ghetto
names."

In a post shared on Sunday evening, the former child star backtracked slightly on her previous remarks, in which she revealed to The View viewers that she would discriminate against "ghetto" names.

"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," she wrote, addressing her 4.8 million followers.

Raven Symone 
"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," she insisted.

Raven Symone
"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," she went on.

"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," she concluded.

As soon as the 29-year-old talk show host's comments that "I’m not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea," were uttered, Twitter went wild, with commentators slamming the star for her uneducated comment.

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