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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, almost 2 years ago

    No, Joe, it’s not.

  2. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, almost 2 years ago

    That name is so white, why not a real african-american name like Sha’Quandra or Jaki’Niqua?

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 2 years ago

    @rpmurray

    Read last week’s “Curtis.”
    Greg explained to Curtis that he intentionally didn’t give Curtis an African-American name in order to help Curtis in his future with his career and finding housing.
    It’s been proven that those with African-American names don’t stand as good a chance as those with traditional American names, thanks to prejudices that should have gone away a half-century ago.

  4. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    We have two families in our church from Tanzania. Clara, Albert, Yvonne and Anthony. You should hear what Clara has to say about “Scrabble tile” names.

  5. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, almost 2 years ago

    “Scooby-dooby-Doooooo”

  6. lavubua mcginty

    lavubua mcginty said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rod Gonzalez

    and daphne is??!

  7. lavubua mcginty

    lavubua mcginty said, almost 2 years ago

    @rpmurray

    FYI-those are NOT african american names. Most of those so called “african american” “non european” names are actual middle eastern muslim names (amir), or derivitives of the same (shamir), or just pure inventions on the part of the parents (Sha’Quandra, Jaki’Niqua). And really, what is a “white name”???!!!

  8. lavubua mcginty

    lavubua mcginty said, almost 2 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    FYI-those are NOT african american names. Most of those so called “african american” “non european” names are actual middle eastern muslim names (amir), or derivitives of the same (shamir), or just pure inventions on the part of the parents (Sha’Quandra, Jaki’Niqua).

  9. Patrice52

    Patrice52 said, almost 2 years ago

    We’re lucky we can’t tell what color we are by our avatars…..

  10. robb armstrong

    robb armstrong said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m thinking of changing my name to “Meta World Peace”.

  11. Dr Fogg

    Dr Fogg said, almost 2 years ago

    Lemonjelllo

  12. Jen

    Jen said, almost 2 years ago

    I would be interested to know what “acting/talking white” is. My pastor is black and he speaks american/english just fine. He was married and had all his children in wedlock, worked a job to support his family. If this is “acting white” then some people have a problem. They also need to read their black history. Most blacks hammered it into their kids that getting an education was the only way out of poverty. The prejudices they had to overcome, and some still are, made them better people and much less prejudice. They learned to see people as people not skin colors unlike the likes of J. Jackson and A. Sharpton, along with many white political figures just to get vote. Very sad.

  13. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, almost 2 years ago

    @rpmurray

    My friends from Ghana have names like Fred and Ishmael.

  14. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 2 years ago

    @robb armstrong

    “I’m thinking of changing my name to “Meta World Peace”.”
    I was in a triple-A office once, and one of the clerks was named “Autumn Earth.” Might sound a little corny, but I thought it was moving.

  15. bevgrey

    bevgrey said, almost 2 years ago

    There was a tv documentary series on last fall about a group of dancers and one white girl from the the Midwest was named “Taneisha”, which sounds like what some people are calling “African-American names”.

    lavacuba: If a naming pattern exists within a culture, then the names can be identified by the name of the culture. They may not be what some of us would consider standard names, but they are still names. What about Bobbi Jo, Billie May and so on? I think most of us would assume the women are Southern and white.

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