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Sorry, folks. Raven-Symone had a vision, and it told her not to hire you if you have a traditionally black name.

Raven made this bizarre statement during a segment of The View talking about a study on racial biases and names.

"I am very discriminatory against the ones that they were saying in those names," she said. "I'm not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea. That's just not gonna happen."

Whoopi's reaction pretty much says it all...

UCLA Frat Under Fire After Throwing 'Kanye Western' Party
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The public didn't even have to wait for Halloween this year for its annual dose of racist fraternity parties!

Members of UCLA's Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity are facing criticism after photos surfaced online of a "Kanye Western" themed party. The photos reportedly showed students wearing blackface, do-rags and padding their butts (to look like a Kardashian.)

The blackface allegations come from these photos where partygoers are shown dressing up as "gold diggers" with coal on their faces.

The reaction from students online was swift, sparking outrage on social media and a protest.

UCLA released a statement condemning the party, and said they are investigating the fraternity's actions.

"We remind students that while they are free to celebrate in ways that draw on popular culture, their specific choices can cause harm and pain to fellow members of their community. Put simply: Just because you can do something, does not mean you should," a university spokesperson said.

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The FC Barcelona defender Dani Alves was preparing for a corner kick on Sunday's match when he noticed a banana tossed at him onto the pitch. Without missing a beat, Alves responds to the racist gesture excellently by picking it up and eating it.

"We have suffered [racism] in Spain for some time," Alves said after the game. "We aren't going to change things easily"

Friends, teammates, and fans responded to Alves' actions with pride in a similarly humorous fashion on Instagram and Twitter.