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Institutional Racism in America Today.

New York Times
November 30, 2009
In the Job Hunt, College Degree Can't Close Racial Gap
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/us/01race.html

What is the essence of the story and how does it relate to the assigned topic?

This story describes how college graduates, many times with advanced degrees, are having severe difficulties in gaining employment because they are minorities rather than white. These are not junior college graduates. Many have master's degrees and are graduates of Ivy League schools. Many have significant work experience and impressive resumes. Yet they are finding it difficult to get hired. Some are not called for an interview and others have gone to an interview only to read the surprise on the faces of the white interviewers who apparently were expecting a white man.

Other men have shared that they have gone through their resume and attempted to remove any evidence of their race. This includes using an initial rather than spelling out a name that might have African-American, Muslim or other potentially negative connotation. They do not disclose their race if not required to do so on application forms. It seems that in order to be considered for a position minority job seekers, especially black men are being forced to hide their racial identity.

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New York Times
November 30, 2009
In the Job Hunt, College Degree Can't Close Racial Gap
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/us/01race.html

What is the essence of the story and how does it relate to the assigned topic?

This story describes how college graduates, many times with advanced degrees, are having severe difficulties in gaining employment because they are minorities rather than white. These are not junior college graduates. Many have master's degrees and are graduates of Ivy League schools. Many have significant work experience and impressive resumes. Yet they are finding it difficult to get hired. Some are not called for an interview and others have gone to an interview only to read the surprise on the faces of the white interviewers who apparently were expecting a white man.

Other men have shared that they have gone through their resume and attempted to remove any evidence of their race. This includes using an initial rather than spelling out a name that might have African-American, Muslim or other potentially negative connotation. They do not disclose their race if not required to do so on ...

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This is a discussion about how prevalent institutional racism is in America today. A recent New York Times article that addresses institutional racism is evaluated. Nearly 800 words of original text.

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