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How Brad and Emily took Jamal and Lakisha’s job

by BlackState.com Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2003 at 7:29 AM
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Attention African American’s struggling to find a job in today’s job market, George W. Bush’s miserable economic policies may not be the only reason for your unemployment. It could be your name.

Attention African American’s struggling to find a job in today’s job market, George W. Bush’s miserable economic policies may not be the only reason for your unemployment. It could be your name.

According to a study conducted by the University of Chicago Business School, your name may have something to do with who gets the call back interviews. Researchers conducted an experiment to measure racial discrimination in the labor market by sending out the same resume with “white” sounding names and “black” sounding names in answering the same want ads. The research concluded that white names elicit about 50% more call backs than black sounding names.

White sounding names such as Emily, Brad, Todd and Jill do significantly better in the job market with the same credentials as Jamal, Tanisha, Tyrome and Lakisha. Proving that education alone will not alleviate the unfair racial prejudices some employers hold. It seems that absent affirmative action, white employers will choose white applicants. Although not the goal of the study, it proves that affirmative action continues to be necessary to provide some sort of equity in the job market. Unemployment for African Americans is double that of white Americans 11.8 percent compared to 5.5 percent for White Americans as of July 2003. Makes you wonder what are the names of the 6.3% difference.

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I can't get a job either! Hatebear Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2003 at 10:38 AM
Hatebear White flight = white theft Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2003 at 1:11 PM
White flight = white theft cry Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2003 at 1:23 PM
Message to: White flight = white theft Merry Hatebear Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2003 at 3:44 PM
If this true, Archie Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2003 at 9:00 PM
Merry Hatebear White flight - white theft Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2003 at 9:54 PM
Before Columbus BC Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 8:05 AM
Special Programs based no race does NOT = equality! Merry Hatebear Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 10:31 AM
BlackState.com is a JOKE right? Merry Hatebear Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 10:55 AM
Merry Hatebear White flight = white theft Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 11:35 AM
wfwt cry Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 11:42 AM
OneEyedMan KPC Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 1:46 PM
Ignorance is bliss for person with Hate Negative Energy Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 1:58 PM
WFWT, you are an unreasonable idiot! Merry Hatebear Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 2:11 PM
OneEyedMan KPC Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 2:35 PM
increasing evidence Brendan the Monk Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 2:47 PM
Whit flight=white theft = RACIST KOBE SBM Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 5:38 PM
^ White flight = white theft Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 9:07 PM
Nah, the Hatebear bitch is not me. KOBE SBM Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2003 at 9:37 PM
Who discovered America? johnk Thursday, Jul. 31, 2003 at 11:03 AM
melanin test johnk Thursday, Jul. 31, 2003 at 11:05 AM
the illusion of equality elitist Thursday, Jul. 31, 2003 at 11:10 AM
LOL KOBE elitist Thursday, Jul. 31, 2003 at 11:23 AM
Down with Kobe SBM Whitey Thursday, Jul. 31, 2003 at 11:25 AM
LOL at "Elitist" KOBE SBM Thursday, Jul. 31, 2003 at 2:31 PM
No, I havent, and I like it that way. KOBE SBM Thursday, Jul. 31, 2003 at 2:56 PM
Yeah right... Ghetto Friday, Aug. 01, 2003 at 6:57 AM
Stay in the ghetto KOBE SBM Friday, Aug. 01, 2003 at 8:23 AM
Stay in the ghetto KOBE SBM Friday, Aug. 01, 2003 at 8:23 AM
OneEyedMan KPC Friday, Aug. 01, 2003 at 2:07 PM
OneEyedMan KPC Friday, Aug. 01, 2003 at 2:43 PM
KPC Chez Brodsky Friday, Aug. 01, 2003 at 2:49 PM
Me? Meyer London Friday, Aug. 01, 2003 at 3:15 PM
Cool! George W. Bush Friday, Aug. 01, 2003 at 3:56 PM
Merry Hatebear White flight = white theft Sunday, Aug. 03, 2003 at 1:02 AM
In response to KOBE 1984IShere Sunday, Aug. 03, 2003 at 1:04 AM
skin tone elitist Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 at 5:11 PM
I beg to differ... tpfkamw Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 1:31 AM
hey, uhh, just wonderin Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 9:36 AM
Actually fresca Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 9:42 AM
The myth of the stong white work ethic White flight = white theft Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 2:33 PM
Oh, well . Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 2:38 PM
gee you're so unconvincing ig Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 2:44 PM
reparations . Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 2:50 PM
hahahaha haha Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 2:58 PM
you sound so sure of that . Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 3:02 PM
here's why soccer Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 3:12 PM
good . Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 3:16 PM
Reparations from the Roman Empire White flight = white theft Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 3:41 PM
Really? . Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 3:48 PM
Slavery as a legacy White flight = white theft Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 4:52 PM
You be right, brutha man. Squatteishetta Poshay Johnson Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 10:24 PM
Dass rye, baby boyeeee! Tyrell DeRon Mustafa Jamal Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 10:29 PM
Whitw Flight=White Theft = MORON KOBE SBM Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at 10:38 PM
Reparations cha-ching Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 at 2:59 AM
I actually support reparations... tpfkamw Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 at 5:24 AM
HAHA! 14 square feet and a hamster... :) KOBE SBM Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 at 8:46 AM
How about reparations for the Mexicans for "taking their land"? true Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 at 9:06 AM

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