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ABC Blackish addresses the question of Devonte

Last night Blackish tackled the name game. When you see a name like Shenqua, Deetranada, Shawntae or Devonte what do you think? Who do you envision? You see black people. To some degree the name is a type of branding. When these children enter the work world and an employer sees identical resumes from Mary versus Deetranada who do you think will get the call? So last night the fictional Johnson family debated naming their yet to be born son Devonte. Some in the family characterized the name as “ghetto” while others in the family said it was a celebration of their ethnicity. What do you think? Share your thoughts.

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