I saw the clip and the article. Raven Symone would not hire someone who has a "ghetto name." I can see why that would make the headlines for a few days but after awhile you have to ask yourself, "so what?"
Why are we giving this thought this much time and space? We haven't heard from Raven since the days of her 90's sitcom and we are giving her entirely too much space to spew ignorant comments. We comment and engage in conversation like it really matters what she says and thinks. It doesn't matter who she will or will not hire. Think about this. Someone named Raven says she wouldn't hire someone else because of their name. That's bad enough. what's worse though is that we are appalled and we are giving this thought space in our lives. It's trending a week after the statement is made. Why is Raven still trending?
We know that the statement was made in ignorance, bias and prejudice. We know that to hire or not hire someone based on their name is simply stupid. Who does that? My problem is not what Raven will or will not do, but that we are still talking about it.
She doesn't have any real value as an actress, or entertainer anymore. All she has to be effective in the entertainment world is the shock value and outrageous statements that she can generate to stay in the headlines and to be relevant. The more we talk about it, the more relevant she becomes in her ignorance.
I had not realized that she was a co-host on The View until she made that statement and here she is again in our faces. Don't do it. Let's stop talking about. Let's stop commenting and please let's not give ignorance a voice or a place in our lives.
I have to admit, I don’t care for the Kardashian Clan and I do not watch their reality show.
It’s bad enough that the media has shoved Catylin/Bruce’s transformation down our throats, but now you want us to accept the claim that they are America’s First Family? When this came across my desk, I could hardly believe it. But then again, yes I could. Cosmopolitan, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.
Let’s be realistic. The current President of the United States, and his family are America’s first family, voted in by America. They have earned the right to be called the First family. When did the Kardashians earn that right?
The First Family of the United States should have core values, and should be examples of the majority of Americans. They should distinguish themselves with class and grace, and represent the United States with dignity. I am not going to waste this blog with the individual personalities of the Kardashian family. You know more about them than I will ever care.
My issue is that the media is attempting to change our core moral values. My disclaimer is: You can live any kind of way you want to. It’s none of my business, but how dare you attempt to change what is morally acceptable in this country by merely putting a family on the cover?
You have been spoon feeding us the Kardashians for quite a while and those of us who have not drank the kool-aid and have attempted to ignore this nonessential family is tired of it.
They may be a first family, but they are not America’s first family. We have a first family and we have a system that decides who the first family is. They don’t believe anything that I believe or hold dear to my heart and I’m an American.
Before you get upset and think I’m bashing this family, I’m not. They have found a way to make money, improve the quality of their lives, and they don’t rob or steal so I’m not mad at them. But we don’t have to accept their life style choices or their way of living.
Cosmopolitan Magazine, if they have any decency, should write a letter of apology to President Barack Obama, and his wife and children for such an irresponsible statement. If the Kardashians are the first family, what are the Obama’s?
Don’t disrespect our nation and the President and family and don’t put people on a pedestal that they don’t deserve and stop feeding America garbage that you know is not true.
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I guess the days are over when we were able to run to law enforcement and knew that the officers were there to serve and protect; and that even if we were in the wrong, they would do what was ethical, right, and what their job required. At a point in time, we were confident enough to call the police for domestic disturbances, when we saw a crime being committed, or if we felt unsafe in our own neighborhoods. We even taught our children, "if you are in trouble, run to a police officer in uniform ad they will help you."
Apparently, the mayor of Lewiston, Maine, Robert MacDonald, has come up with a suggestion that he thinks is a good one. He wants the names, addresses, and amount received of every recipient of welfare benefits to be made public on a welfare site and a poll was taken to see what the public thought about this suggestion.
I really held off as long as I could about this subject but it doesn't seem to want to go away.