Is it just me being angry right now or are people so freaking racist that they don’t even see the racist bull that they spew for themselves. I just had the displeasure of reading a Blog which was asking if the words listed were names of black women or names of diseases. Then when you call them on that blatant racist bull crap they will swear it was just a joke or how they were just poking fun at racism.
It isn’t funny to be racist in an attempt to show how funny racism is. Didn’t we have enough of the name game when our ancestors were dragged here in shackles and forced to take some jackass name thought up by some ignorant racist. I bet you none of the people in the picture above had a name that was reminiscent of the old country they hailed from.
This person and the stupid people commenting will undoubtedly say something such as this is why people are racist because those names just scream black girl. And whatever happened to people having the right to name their child whatever fit into THEIR racial background. Or is the only acceptable way to name a child is with the names provided by the white race? I personally will never name ANY of my children Charles or Amy. So now that I find those names unacceptable should my children be relegated to racism since white people such as that Blogger doesn’t like it?
This is just more proof that racism in the form of forced assimilation is being thrust down the throats of all non white people. We are not only now being subjected to racism we are being racially profiled based on our names. This is one more reason to believe that racism is alive and well just masquerading behind seemingly benign situations.
A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded that a person with a distinctly African-American sounding name was almost 50% less likely to receive a job interview than a person with a more “traditional” name. This is the pathetic problems people have to deal with all the while people will explain that blacks are just not getting the job due to more qualified white people. So if by qualified they mean white sounding name then I guess they were right.
It seems to me that white people are getting racism down to a fine science. No longer are the days of getting a black person in the office to turn them down that is no only necessary when some uppity black actually gets smart and names their kid Justin Todd, then they will have to discount her during the interview. Of course this is OK since employers should have the right to hire whatever names sound good to them. At least this is the sentiment from a lot of the comments I get. That when a company is primarily white it is OK since the company should be able to hire whoever they feel like hiring.
Then you get the Uncle Cosby’s of the black world who feel that this is exactly what black people’s problems are. They would be getting jobs and educations if they would stop naming their kids Shaniqua and Kareem. This is just more line towing by blacks who feel that it is better to give in to the dominant culture than to maintain ones cultural heritage whether that encompasses names such as Shaniqua or Kareem.
Yet Bill says nothing about white people who name their kids crazy names such as Jet, Apple, Oceana, Kroy, Shaw, Riker, Lorelai, Brig, Kiana, Levi, Josta, Crispen, Cade, Lakelann, Tucker Zesa, Xchyler (skyler), Jayley, Keene, Shellbee, Daylen, Persaeus, Carson, Megli, Bravyck and Vida. All these stupid names were taken directly from a site called unique baby names. Except Apple and Jet who are well known celebrities kids names. Somehow white people naming their children something out of the ordinary for them has no drawbacks and doesn’t seem to affect ones ability to land that job interview and inevitably the job. So why do we tolerate being told that our names are just too silly not to be a joke?