For millions of African Americans struggling to get a foot in the door in today’s job market, the findings released by a comprehensive new study are “a kick in the gut.”
The study released by the Center for Economic and Policy Research backs up claims that fewer doors are opening for African Americans trying to find work.
The study titled, “A College Degree is No Guarantee” shows “there is simply overwhelming evidence that discrimination remains a major feature of the labor market.”
According to study authors Janell Jones and John Schmitt, “Black men were less likely to receive a callback than equally qualified white men, and black men with no criminal record fared worse than recently incarcerated white men. Blacks also placed last in the racial hierarchy, with employers favoring white men, and then Latino men, and only then black men.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also finds overall unemployment among blacks has consistently been twice that of white workers.
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