Earl Hutchinson Discrimination

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Additionally, the results showed that “a white name yields as many more callbacks as an additional eight years of experience” (Bertrand). A white sounding name is equal to eight years of hands-on, real world experience, people. That fact alone shows built in bias. And, in a survey done in conjunction with the study, “more than a third of African Americans reportedly experienced racial discrimination during a hiring process. (Bertrand)” One can’t help but wonder why? In his 2009 essay about discrimination and illegal immigration, Earl Hutchinson, an African American author who focuses on political and racial issues in America, considers the current stereotype of black people in America and how it impacts hiring discrimination. He shares that

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