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ABC doesn't care about your Raven-Symone petition

An online petition called for Raven-Symone to ousted from "The View." ABC says no.

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This might make you question the effectiveness of the whole online petitioning approach to things. A rep for ABC has responded to a Change.org petition signed by more than 120,000 people demanding that Raven-Symone be axed from "The View" following her comments about "ghetto" names and the Spring Valley High School assault incident.

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"African Americans and black people around the diaspora need a voice representative of their views and not a voice representative of what white people want us to say," the petition states. "We need strong black role models in prominent positions on television an Raven Symone cannot provide that."

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So what does ABC think of the complaint? "We love Raven," a statement reads. "She is confident, genuine and opinionated, all qualities that make her a great addition to the panel." I'm going to take that as a no.

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