Racial Biases

This week we have been reading about and watching videos that touch upon intentional and unintentional biases, particularly about race. As I was reading and watching the provided videos I came across this story from Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/jose-joe-job-discrimination_n_5753880.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

It is a story about a young man who changes his name on his resume (simply dropping one letter from his legal name) to try and obtain a job. He changed his name to sound more Anglican and was getting responses finally from potential employers. This is yet another example of bias on the part of so many people who came into contact with this man’s resume. They might not have even been conscious about their bias but it plays out in so many big and little ways.

 

 

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