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.
“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.”
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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