Can You accurately judge someone by their name

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GREAT VIDEO. I AGREE THAT FIRST NAMES CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT A PERSON'S BACKGROUND.

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I have been a member of several search committees at my place of employment. The HR people always ask us to read the resumes and try to pick out at least one minority to interview. Isn't that interesting? We have never even seen a photo of the applicants, but HR indicates we should pick out a minority (translation--an African American or Hispanic).

That tells you that there is something in a name. Although we can't select our last names, our parents select our first names. If the name on a resume or a crime report is "Shaquille," "LaTanya," or "S'reese," wouldn't we assume that person was black? If the person's name was "Tom," "Mary," or "John," wouldn't we assume that it was likely that person was white?

Let's stop tip-toeing around the fact that names do play a role in how we view people.

I disagree. I named my children Willard, Zeyad, and Paul and the they turned out just fine.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

I prefer the name Garth.

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Photo incomplete - No twelve inch thick sandwich smothering his lips.

Willard obviously has a bromance. It's kinda cute. I think he's exposing his obsession to make the real love-of-his-life--Barry Manilow--jealous.

I know a man named Leroy Shank. What does his name tell anyone?

Your lame retorts are about as worthless as your post Fredo jr.

I've heard of a guy named Trayvon and a guy named George. I know St. George as the dragon slayer, I never heard of St. Trayvon.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Do you mean St. George the myth or St. George the sandwich eater?

I looked up the rosters of the Scott and Ottawa-Glandorf high schools' basketball teams. One is a predominantly black school and the other a predominantly white school. Here are the first names of the players. You guess which group of names belong to which school:

Travion
Percy
Jermul
Marcus
Malik

Caleb
Noah
Alex
Jacob
Matt

The first group is Ottawa Glandorf and the second group is Scott.

Anyone else who might have a clue wanna try?

Bits!

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