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6. Perfect Parenting, Part II; or: Would a Roshanda by Any Other. Name Smell as Sweet? Obsessive or not, any parent wants to believe that she is making a big. Chapter six covers the first thing a parent ever does for their children: naming them. The author’s major question is if names (as in the instances. Notes on: “A Roshanda by Any Other Name” (the final chapter of Freakonomics) plus Endnotes (to Freakonomics). The most interesting part of the book.

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In addition it was mentioned there was a belief that a person with a black name is more likely to have a hard time in life, being poor, being raised without a father, being violent, doing poorly in school and etc.

The statistics indicate that these mothers are usually low-income, unmarried, and uneducated, often still in their teens. For example, only one of the ten most common names for white girls, Sarah, appeared on the top ten lists for both and The book talks about work done by Roland G Fryer, who is a black economist who is best known for the work he did when young investigating and analyzing the phenomenon of blacks being put down for “acting white”.

To begin studying this issue, we can return to the ideas othed Roland Fryerwhom we encountered in the last chapter. Luckily, there is a supplement in the back of the book with many, many more names than are included on the various “Top Twenty” lists and the corresponding number nzme average number of years of maternal education [highlights from this later].

Notes on: “A Roshanda by Any Other Name” (the final chapter

The segment ends with the story of a man who named one son Winner and the other Loser. Loser turned out to be a successful person.


Loser, on the other hand, was a “success” — he went to college and then joined the NYPD, where he made detective, and then sergeant. Having identified this statistical trend, the authors propose an explanation: In order to understand the racial biases of names, we would have to study the people who grow up with distinctively black names and then change their names to sound distinctively white.


LitCharts uses cookies to personalize our services. So returning back to my name. It is mentioned vy a study was made where resumes were sent out, and the resumes with so-called white names received more callbacks than identical resumes with black names.

There were 18 babies named “Princeton” — again, all of them black. LitCharts From the creators of SparkNotes, something better. He named one child Winnerand the other, Loser. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand Terms of Service.

Notify me of new posts via email. How can we improve? Winner Lane, on the other hand, became a career criminal, and has spent most of his adult life behind bars. Fill rosbanda your details below or click an icon to log in: And if they had to enter a talent show the would get first place for their talent of settling and accepting reality.

Email required Address never made roshand. My parents are middle class people who, in much respect, believe in the average reality of life.

One way to do so is to look at ayn who change their roshqnda as adults. You are commenting using your WordPress. Vy case with superficial similarities is that of the parents who named their twin boys OrangeJello and LemonJello but decided to use the pronunciations of a-RON-zhello and le-MON-zhello — but this case is essentially different because these parents clearly knew how the names would normally be pronounced, whereas in the case of “Shithead” the mother is portrayed as outraged when people pronounce the word in the normal way, leading one to suspect that she had no idea whatsoever how to spell and didn’t know what she was doing when she chose the name.


Schools in Victorian Times. Notify me of new comments via email. Here is an extended quote on the matter: The final chapter mines through the mountain of data of every birth roshand issued in California since White people are more likely to give their children European names, while black people tend to give their children names that are Arabic and African in origin or names that sound made-up and are thought of as ghetto.

More than 40 percent of the black girls born in California in a given year receive a name that not one of the roughlybaby white girls received that year.

This site uses cookies. Parents give their children certain names in order to send a message about the kind of lives they want their children to live.

To answer this question, the authors look hame the California data that Fryer examined. Download this Chart PDF.

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What kinds of mothers are likely to give their children distinctly black names? Now, most of you probably quickly answered the question, then disregarded it and claimed you are not a racist. The original text roxhanda a side-by-side modern translation of every Shakespeare play.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. But distinctively black-sounding names themselves do not seem to cause a lower quality of life overall.