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Old 05-02-2015, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Isn’t it ironic that the civil rights movement started out with a cry for integration but now blacks take pride in segregation by name.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:18 PM
 
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Isnít it ironic that the civil rights movement started out with a cry for integration but now blacks take pride in segregation by name.
Well, integration is not assimilation. But by the 70s we realized that assimilation was impossible anyway. We also realized that it wasn't a culture we wanted to be assimilated into.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I was told by a friend who does hiring for her company that she generally doesn't call people for interviews if she can't pronounce their names over the phone. It's unfair but I guess in a professional setting I don't think I'd want to be fumbling over a name.
That's shocking and unprofessional. She's probably missed a lot of good applicants with that theory.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:32 PM
 
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I think its fair to say most resumes with ghetto names get put in the circular file. Even if you're looking for a black to fill some kind of quota, I think most people would still put those at the bottom of the list, and try to cut down on the drama and low-classness that is expected to come with a ghetto name.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:36 PM
 
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Isnít it ironic that the civil rights movement started out with a cry for integration but now blacks take pride in segregation by name.
Many blacks (seems kind of like a younger generation phenomenon - under 40) seem to take pride in segregation in any way imaginable. Not following the rules, glorifying a defective culture ...for instance by listening to ghetto music and idolizing thugs, failing in school, focusing on their shoes and clothes (a fascination with style over substance - which also could explain the fixation with primitive music)....etc.

And of course...segregation by dependency. Which is a state of mind and attitude, and not much to do with actual ability. That to me is the real tragedy. A lot of wasted human capital.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Future resident of heaven
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I edited my post in this post because I can't edit my other post!
Time to fix these duplicate posts. Hopefully, I'll also be delting this post if all goes well. I'm new at this.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Future resident of heaven
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I think its fair to say most resumes with ghetto names get put in the circular file.
I never did that. You have to meet the person.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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Essentially, the point of this thread is to illustrate that blacks must protect (some) whites from their own racism. There's nothing wrong with being named DeShawn Jamal Harris. But many whites in authority are prejudiced and can't manage their feelings. By naming your kid Sean Jeffery Harris, your kid can avoid a layer of racism....at least until they get to the interview. Sad, if you think about it.
yep. basically.
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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Do you really want to say to your co-worker or employee every day, "Hi, Shaneequa, how are you?" It's ridiculous. If you want your kid to be taken seriously by middle/upper-middle class professional types, don't give her that sort of name. It's that simple.
how would it hurt anyone to say hi to Shaneequa? this post is ridiculous. it's not like her name is Barney the Purple Dinosaur or A Pimp Named Slickback, and you have to say it in its entirety. maybe you shouldn't work with other human beings.
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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Then don't conform. But if people from "white America" don't want to hire you then don't complain.
as long as white america can admit that it's not really the name, but the blackness that bothers them.
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