I no longer choose to self-identify on applications for fear of discrimination– haven’t for awhile, even though this helps little when I arrive for interviews. Black unemployment has spiraled out of control, sitting comfortably at roughly 14.3%. A white male with a felony record is three times as likely to receive entry-level job offers than a black man with a college degree and no criminal record. Something’s wrong here.
Racism remains an unrelenting barrier to economic growth and equality for US citizens. Follow Yolanda Spivey as she releases information regarding her attempts to identify and study the problems associated with Black unemployment rates.