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‘Distinctively Black names’ still get fewer callbacks for job applications

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A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of California Berkeley found that people with “distinctively Black names” have a lesser chance of being contacted for an interview compared to employees with white names. 

Researchers submitted more than 83,000 entry-level job applications to 108 fortune 500 companies in the US. What they found, was that applicants with Black names had a 2.1% less chance of getting contacted.

The National Bureau of Economic Research published a working paper on the study, noting that 7% of all jobs included in the experiment details ⇒

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