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Opportunities Denied, Opportunities Diminished

Racial Discrimination in Hiring

Document date: September 01, 1991
Released online: September 01, 1991
A hiring audit in two cities sent pairs of job seekers, matched in terms of job-readiness but not race, to apply for the same jobs. It found that black applicants were less likely to receive an interview than their white counterparts. If they got an interview, they were likely to have a shorter one and to encounter more negative remarks. They were more likely to be denied a job and more likely to be steered to less desirable jobs.

Topics/Tags: | Cities and Neighborhoods | Poverty, Assets and Safety Net | Race/Ethnicity/Gender

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