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01 Dec 2009 09:16


Biz: Some black job-seekers have to hide their race on their resume

  • If they’re going to X me, I’d like to at least get in the door first.
  • Job-seeker Johnny R. Williams • Describing the trouble he’s had landing a job interview – something he thinks is happening because he’s black, not because his resume sucks. As a result, he’s made an effort to scrub his resume of anything that identifies him as a black man – that membership to the African-American business students association? Deleted. Black male college graduates face an unemployment rate nearly twice as high as white grads of a similar education level, and many experts think black-sounding names may be a turn-off for potential employers. source