Jun 13 - Bad News for Those With the 'Blackest' Names

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 6 years ago '04        #121
Seven Fittey 1 heat pts
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 06-15-2012, 12:28 AM         #122
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 StatisticZ said:
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 6 years ago '11        #123
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I hadn't really considered it till now but my name is slightly out there

It's got an apostrophe and singled out Capital Letters, the apostrophe is actually supposed to be an accent mark to make it sound more French tho

But so far it hasn't hindered me as far as getting internships and opportunities but I'm still young.

But lately I've been puttin out job applications tho for a summer job and I ain't heard back even tho I'm more than qualified for those jobs. It's whatever tho
 6 years ago '10        #124
Trilluminati GA 433 heat pts433
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I remember the white parents that caught hell 4 naming their kids after some nazi sh*t.

I'm in the middle on this one tho.
Parents should stop naming their kids dumb a.ss names and white folks should stop judging blacks by their names. Some of the wildest, gangbanginest, thugs I know are named Brian, Charles, Quinton, & Tony. I have 4 kids and none bear traditional white names. 3 of them are in school and excel in their schooling in a predominatly white school system. Went to the parent teacher conferences and was pleased to hear them speak highly of my kids by name. A name is more than a name but doesn't define a soul.


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 06-15-2012, 03:21 AM         #125
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 1188 said:
Dont EVER trust a white girl named Ebony..trust me.
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 6 years ago '04        #126
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 Patrick Galooly said:
Because black people are proud of their ancestors. And black people's ancestors fought for black people to have a place in this country where they're judged by the content of their character not by theirskin color clothes or name. To change your name in order to appease white people is spitting in their ancestors face. It's akin to white people whipping you until you shout out your name is Toby.

so you'd rather set your children back in term of finding a job and making a life for themselves

just so you could be proud?


let me clue you in to some sh*t. . .People "appease" to get ahead in life all the time. We don't show up to job interviews wearing traditional african garb, we wear suits. We are a minority in america, and even more a minority when it comes to the power structure. You talkin all that sh*t about being proud, but are you in a position to hire some of these n*ggas named d'brickashaw when they cant get a foot in the door?

btw, you saying that this is akin to being whipped is ridiculous. . .n*ggas is overly dramatic for real
 6 years ago '10        #127
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I've got a lady friend named Dakesha. Educated at a Top 20 University, engineer for Boeing. She told me when she was job hunting, she totally just used first initial and her traditional, non-ethnic last name. You just gotta play the game properly.
 6 years ago '10        #128
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I'm black with a white a.ss soundin name and I feel y'all. BUT...

If they let a black n*gga with the name BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, after 9/11, in the united states be president. Then shiiiiiiiit I would have to think it really don't matter wtf ur name is
 6 years ago '11        #129
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I've actually thought about this before, but I've never actually considered it.
I've never had a job and I've applied for many, my name is my username btw, but I kind of refuse to believe the fact that the reason I'm not getting jobs is because of my name, it may stand true for some other names though.
I guess I just have to go harder when it comes to applying for jobs....I guess the occasional visit and phone call isn't enough


...F*ck it, I'm gonna start bugging the crap out of employers now
 6 years ago '04        #130
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 DrX said:
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Shucks... too late.
 6 years ago '04        #131
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I know/knew quite a few white boys named Willie..
 06-15-2012, 08:23 AM         #132
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 6 years ago '10        #133
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What about Jamaal? And my last name is islamic also fu*k!!!
 6 years ago '08        #134
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 onlybuilt1906 said:
I've got a lady friend named Dakesha. Educated at a Top 20 University, engineer for Boeing. She told me when she was job hunting, she totally just used first initial and her traditional, non-ethnic last name. You just gotta play the game properly.
Great advice for anyone with a name that might scare an ignorant person

It doesn't affect just Blacks either... I know a few Middle Eastern guys who work in various trades who changed their names/nicknames after 9/11 just so they wouldn't scare ignorant as*holes who think all arabs are terrorists (e.g. Mohammed became Moe)... it's not fair but this is life unfortunately

on a sidenote, I always thought of Willie as more of a Latino name... then again, many Latinos are Black so maybe that's why
 06-15-2012, 08:47 AM         #135
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If your name is Beau or Jett or Darcey or Ashton or some sh*t you're going to have a harder time than someone called Elizabeth or Alexander. That's to a lesser extent, but it's not something that's exclusively racist, there are strong elements of class bigotry as well as racial bigotry.

What's more telling when it comes to racism would be to see the results, and I'm sure studies have already been done, of 2 individuals with the same name, but one is black and one is white. That way you'd see whether the problem is for the company your skin colour or your perceived lower-class upbringing.

It would also be just as interesting to see a study of traditional Western European names vs modern names, and I'm not sure if that has been done, with all-white participants to remove racial bias. So line up a few Baileys vs John, Brock vs Matthew, Sapphire vs Emily, Britney vs Ruth, Troy vs Phillip etc. I would wager the bias would still be significant, but to a lesser degree than in this test.
 06-15-2012, 08:50 AM         #136
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 triznathaniel said:
Great advice for anyone with a name that might scare an ignorant person

It doesn't affect just Blacks either... I know a few Middle Eastern guys who work in various trades who changed their names/nicknames after 9/11 just so they wouldn't scare ignorant as*holes who think all arabs are terrorists (e.g. Mohammed became Moe)... it's not fair but this is life unfortunately

on a sidenote, I always thought of Willie as more of a Latino name... then again, many Latinos are Black so maybe that's why
Isn't Willie just William shortened? I always thought it was a British name, but maybe it's German. I'm almost 100% it's white European in origin.
 6 years ago '12        #137
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 killinemsoftly said:
Went to school with a girl named Morenike
that name is an african name. yoruba name to be precise.
 06-15-2012, 08:57 AM         #138
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 6 years ago '12        #139
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 6 years ago '07        #140
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Olanrewaju (Nigerian) is my name...get called back for every job I apply to. I have worked at a Bank, Collection Agencies, and currently work for one of the biggest claims and compliance company in GA. Resume>>>>>
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