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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Email required Address never made public. Boys’ names moved in the same direction but less aggressively — probably because parents of all races are less adventurous with boys’ names than girls’. It is things like high levels of parental education and other things indicative of smart genes that impact the child’s academic success. roehanda

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Most people don’t get this. 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 mame. The final chapter mines through the mountain of data of every birth certificate issued in California since Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does.

Themes and Colors Key. 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.

Levitt and Dubner explore the economic consequences of names. To answer this question, the authors look at the California data that Fryer examined. Notify me of new comments via email. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Names that are “black” as roshnda as names that are neither “black” nor “white” are not included in the list.


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And if they had to enter a talent show the would get first place for their talent of settling and accepting reality. The chapter begins with an interesting example: The statistics indicate that these mothers are usually low-income, unmarried, and uneducated, often eoshanda in their teens. You are commenting using your WordPress.

But interestingly enough, of the 15 babies who were named “Yale” over this same time period, every single one was white. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

What kinds of mothers are likely to give their children distinctly black names? For example, of the people named Precious in the s, were black.

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.

You are commenting using your WordPress. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Afterthe figure had shot up to twenty times as common.

It could be because employers are biased against black people. Email required Address never made public. The original text plus a side-by-side modern translation of every Shakespeare play.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Statistically speaking, there are some distinctively black names. One way to do so is to look at people who change their names as adults.


All Symbols The white child and the black child. But why is my idea of reality so different from theirs?

A great many black names today are unique to blacks. For the second half of the chapter, the authors study changes in names over time, especially across class lines. The question is, would a black man named DeShawn Williams get more job interviews if he changed his name to Connor Williams? Bame sorry, I just love intentionally mis-interpreting statistics.


A Roshanda By Any Other Name. – Freakonomics.

Winner turned out exactly the opposite. We will return to this idea in a bit… Levitt and Dubner explore the economic consequences of names. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand Terms of Service.

Morality and Prescriptive vs. Part of his investigation of the African-American pride movements involved the California birth certificate data, with regards to the “black-white gap” in names i. Loser, on the other hand, was a “success” — he went to college and then joined the NYPD, where he made detective, and then sergeant. Unfortunately these particular lists do not give as much information as they appear to or perhaps it is just that they do not give the information the I would like.

The chapter started out with an anecdote about a man Robert Lane who decided to name one of his sons “Winner” born in Harlem.

How can we improve? Notify me of new comments via email. If this naming revolution was indeed inspired by Black Power, it would be one of the movement’s most enduring remnants. The segment ends with the story of a man who named one son Winner and the other Loser.