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How Much Is a Name Worth?

Raven-Symoné made many people angry with comments about “ghetto names,” but the outspoken celebrity was on to something.
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Earlier this month, Raven-Symoné, former actress on and now a host on , ignited a national backlash when she said that she would discriminate against people with “ghetto” names in a hiring process. Prominent writer Jamilah Lemieux wrote that Raven-Symoné is in a bad position to judge, given her own name: “Only

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