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Imaginative Child Names

by Evie / May 3, 2005 12:36 PM PDT

Apparently From the Today Show: {I don't do IE but assume it is somewhere in the video if you can bear to watch!}

I heard this on Rush's show today. Here is the transcript from his website that will probably be a bad link by tomorrow:

Roker says, "A couple Cosby quotes, number one 'Those names are not African, they don't know a damn thing about Africa, with names like Shaneka, Shalika, Mohammed, and all that, and all of them are in jail.' Next one talks about buying friendship, 'All the child says is gimme, gimme, gimme.' What's your reaction to this?

DYSON: Number one, about the names, black people have always been creative in naming their children. Africans name their kids after the days of the week, after conditions of their birth. Black people in 1930s gave their kids names after consumer products, Cremola, Listerine, Hershey Bar. So black naming has always been creative. I'm not worried about Shanekwa and Talekwa, I'm worried about Clarence and Condoleezza who can hurt us in high places of power in America.


Aside from the fact that I don't recall ever hearing about some prominent Black named after a breakfast cereal (and have YET to have any of my students' parents get THAT "creative") ... This guy is WAAAAAAAY out in left field!

What next? Al Sharpton claiming black leaders are annointed by God? <-- Don't laugh, if you haven't heard the previews to the next "Million Racist" march, transcripts are bound to follow soon Sad

Evie Happy

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If our daughter had been a boy, I was threatening to name
by Kiddpeat / May 3, 2005 12:45 PM PDT

him Loki or Thor. Very ethnic, but my wife wasn't buying it. Sad

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A comedian on the Bob & Tom show
by Jerry562 / May 3, 2005 7:18 PM PDT

said he is Jewish and his wife is Chinese. The named their kid something in-between the two cultures.

The poor guy is called, 'Cha-Ching' Happy

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