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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 07:33 PM

8. Yes, I saw a study out from a few years back that sent out

 

identical resumes under "white" names and "black" names.

Guess what? The response for interviews was markedly skewed toward the white names:

http://www.nber.org/digest/sep03/w9873.html

The results indicate large racial differences in callback rates to a phone line with a voice mailbox attached and a message recorded by someone of the appropriate race and gender. Job applicants with white names needed to send about 10 resumes to get one callback; those with African-American names needed to send around 15 resumes to get one callback. This would suggest either employer prejudice or employer perception that race signals lower productivity.

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