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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The original text plus a side-by-side modern translation of every Shakespeare play. The question is, would a black man named DeShawn Williams get more job interviews if he changed his name to Connor Roshajda Notify me of new comments via email. So returning back to my name.

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The final chapter continues that thread at its beginning with a discussion of how parents shape their children’s future if at all with the names that they choose for them. After a couple more anecdotes, the chapter moves on to a discussion of race, as it relates to naming. The segment ends with the story of a man who otehr one son Winner and the other Loser. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Winner Lane, on the other hand, became a career criminal, and has spent most of his adult life behind bars.

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 roshamda. Is it possible that names can cause people to lead different lives? Freakonomics by Steven Levitt. Notify me of new comments via email. Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. This site uses cookies. 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”.


Even more remarkably, nearly 30 percent of the black girls are given a name that is unique among every baby, white and black, born that anme in California. You are commenting using your WordPress.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. To answer this question, the authors look at the California data that Fryer examined.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Loser turned out to be a successful person. Jimmy may get the hold the briefcase, but LaFonda could be just as worthy.

The same lists are also given for high-education. Now, most of you probably quickly answered the question, then disregarded it and claimed you are not a racist. There were also babies named Unique during the ‘s alone… ” The book goes into an extremely extensive amount of lists the names included on these lists all appear in the data at least 10 times — names with fewer than 10 actual instances are left out of consideration, since meaningful statistics cannot be drawn from small datasetsstarting off with Top Twenty “Whitest” Girl Names vs.

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

LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Freakonomicswhich you can use to track the themes throughout the work. And then there are even more lists, comparing naming trends roshanfa different time periods showing among other things how names popular among high-income parents in one decade will be popular among low-income parents in the next decade. Which guides should we add?


In the end, the authors suggest that the link between distinctively ethnic-sounding names and life outcome is an example of correlation, not causation. Fryer has studied the segregation of black and white culture: What kinds of mothers are likely rosganda give their roshqnda distinctly black names?

The chapter begins with an interesting example: Download this Lit Guide! He never hides his full name, but his colleagues feel uncomfortable calling him “Loser” and so call him “Lou” instead.

For example, of the people named Precious in the s, were black. Top Twenty “Blackest” Girl Names, and so on for boys. Parent Resources for Girls Issues. The book predicts that in the yeargirl names such as Ava, Maya, Sophie, Isabel, and Emma will be very common, along with boy names such as Carter, Jackson, Oliver, Will, and Aidan.

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In order to answer this question, Fryer studied birth certificates in the state of California. More than 40 percent of the black girls born in California in a given year receive a name zny not one of the roughlybaby white girls received that year.

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