Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, June 15, 2019

When you're a white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman named LaKiesha, life can get complicated. Strangers burst out laughing when you tell them your name. Puzzled white people ask what your parents were thinking. Black people wonder if you're trying to play a bad joke. It can be exhausting constantly explaining yourself to white people, even though you're white. "At least one to three times a week, someone is saying something about my name," says LaKiesha Francis, a 28-year-old bartender who lives in a small town in western Ohio. "It kind of gets old." We hear a lot about what are known as "black-sounding" names these days. Comics make fun of names like "D'Brickashaw Ferguson" or "Tyrasciuses." Professors conduct studies on the success rate for job applicants with names like "Jamal." Online commentators warn black parents not to give their babies names like "Keisha," while others simply confess -- as one white man did -- "I truly don't get the black name thing."

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What's the difference between Keisha and Ke$ha?? Garbage thread not fit for outhouse paper.

#1 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-06-15 09:31 AM | Reply

#1 Chillax, It's front page news on www.cnn.com.

#2 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-06-15 09:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Garbage thread not fit for outhouse paper.
#1 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

It's front page news on www.cnn.com.
#2 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

Like Laura said ....

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-15 10:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where the woman was named Donna Chang.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-15 10:40 AM | Reply

I don't understand her issue. Phillip MacCrevis.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-06-15 10:48 AM | Reply

The one cool southern tradition that blacks still maintain and do , and whites don't anymore is the use of really cool English surnames for first names. In my family it was either Spencer or Rutledge. Most whites in the south nowadays go with the trendy names of the time like everyone else.

#6 | Posted by shane at 2019-06-15 10:59 AM | Reply

Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where the woman was named Donna Chang.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris

LOL And George's mom was so sure she was getting advice from a wise woman of Chinese descent

#7 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-15 12:08 PM | Reply

I love how Laura decides they can just deem threads garbage or not... comment or dont, no one cares about your rating

#8 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2019-06-15 05:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I love how Laura decides they can just deem threads garbage or not... comment or dont, no one cares about your rating

POSTED BY KWRX25 AT 2019-06-15 05:16 PM | REPLY | FLAGGED NEWSWORTHY BY NULLIFIDIAN

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#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-06-15 05:42 PM | Reply

Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where the woman was named Donna Chang.

Great episode.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-06-15 05:54 PM | Reply

Visitor made a funny!

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-15 06:08 PM | Reply

"What's the difference between Keisha and Ke$ha??"

About a hundred million dollars.
Also, performing artists routinely have made-up names, like Sting, and Slash, and Flea.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-15 06:11 PM | Reply

No one has it near as bad as a straight white male when an oppressed group demands to be treated like human beings.

For example, did you know that gay people have been hunting them for sport this entire month?

And the month is only half over.

Stay safe out there, fellas.

#13 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-06-16 11:07 AM | Reply

what load of bias crap. implicit and explicit.

meanwhile, youtu.be

#14 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-06-16 06:50 PM | Reply

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