Employers Inherently Racist During Hiring Process
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“The Love Below”
Since: Apr 10
#1 Jan 11, 2013
In a fake shortlisting process for an academic job at a university, white participants acting as managers were more likely to advance white candidates. When shown the same set of equally strong CVs, non-white participants favoured the non-white candidates over white ones, although their level of bias was not as strong, the study found.
Researchers described the findings as extraordinary and very worrying, and suggested it could make it tougher for applicants from ethnic minorities to find jobs. Prof Geoffrey Beattie, former head of psychology at the University of Manchester, showed 96 participants four equally strong CVs with photographs attached, and asked them to narrow the shortlist down to two.
Half of the candidates were white and half were not, but more than 60 per cent of white participants shortlisted the two white candidates
compared with just 6.3 percent who chose both non-white applicants. Only 4.2 percent of non-white candidates selected two white candidates, and more than 25 per cent chose both non-white applicants, according to a report in Times Higher Education.
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#2 Jan 13, 2013
Strange the people on this site do share or care about information of this nature. I guess it explains why racial disrcimination still exist in America at the same levels it did 40 yrs ago. Just not as overt now.
Too stop it would require something from the people that supposedly experience the harms of it.
#3 Jan 13, 2013
Well, when it comes down to it, people will feel more comfortable with those whom share the same cultural beliefs over those who probably don't. That's probably what it comes down to.
If you worked at a black barber shop and two men came in with the same exact skill in cutting hair, one being a white man and the other being black, would you choose the white person? I doubt it. You'd probably choose the black person since he'd fit in more so and you'd have more in common with his cultural beliefs.
Many people have different cultures based upon their color in this country still, how hard is that to understand?
On top of this, I'm hearing a lot about whites fearing blacks being too emotional and the constant accusations of "racism" if the white employer says or does something that could be misconstrued in such a way when it was never meant to be such a thing.
It's also based on stereotypes.
That's just how things are today and will never change the longer there remains different cultures within the same country.
If two white guys walked into a business, one being from NYC and the other from Alabama, I'm sure the owner/boss would probably hire the guy from Alabama (imagining both had equal skill and background) seeing as how his business is located in Tennessee. They just share more in common, it'd be no surprise.
There's more to it than color alone, most of the time, imo. It's not straight up "race hate" as what many might assume.
The more we blanket this "racist!" stuff over everyone, instead of being calm and trying to understand why people think like this, the longer it will remain just the way it is today.
“The Love Below”
Since: Apr 10
#4 Jan 14, 2013
I had two white barbers cut my hair, and they were damn good, and they knew they better had, because brothas dont play about our fades and waves!
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