The Real Truth About Blacks and Unemployment… : ThyBlackMan.com

Funny I was telling my mom I was considering doing this a few weeks ago.
Originally Posted by CocoT
This is depressing. I have an "ethnic" sounding name and now wonder how many positions I could have been passed up for other "non-ethnic" sounding names.
Originally Posted by cocodej
My name isn't "ethnic" but I've contemplated lying about my race. I know discrimination happens but it doesn't take away the fact that it's frustrating. But I decide against lying about myself because what good will that do in the long run? I'm not gonna paint my skin white so I'm better off being honest about who I am. If a company doesn't want to hire me because I'm black then I'm glad they didn't call me anyway.
Originally Posted by CocoT
I can definitely agree with that instance, but it may be that the HR person is the one who is biased. What if just getting in the door is harder because of discrimination, yet the company culture or department you will be in is another matter? I wonder if anyone has done a piece or some research on HR culture; that could go really far in helping job searches.
James Baldwin
A Talk To Teachers
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one of the paradoxes of education [is] that precisely at the point when you begin to develop a conscience, you must find yourself at war with your society. It is your responsibility to change society
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