racial inequality notes

racial inequality notes - Craig Barclay Soci 412 Betrand...

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Craig Barclay 11/3/10 Soci 412 Betrand: Emily and Greg Betrand examines the relationship between name recognition and the number of callbacks certain people receive when applying for jobs and she noticed that people with African-American names had a significantly less number of callbacks than those people with white names which indicates race is a factor for employers when hiring employees. This shows that racism is clearly still a factor in society and in regards to employment especially prevalent. I know for my dad it was very difficult for him to find employment when he moved to America even though we often pride ourselves on not being discriminate on the basis of race and I have often heard of friends who have had stellar resumes who did not receive jobs and they had concluded that race was certainly a factor and Betrand’s writing just helps reinforce what many of us already knew on the topic of race and employment. Oliver and Shapiro:
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