Black Woman Pretends To Be White To Get Interview

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Unemployed Black Woman Pretends to be White, Job Offers Suddenly Skyrocket


If you don’t believe that racism in the job market is real, then please read this article by Yolanda Spivey.  Spivey, who was seeking work in the insurance industry, found that she wasn’t getting any job offers.  But as an experiment, she changed her name to Bianca White, to see if employers would respond differently.  You’ll be shocked and amazed by her phenomenal story. 

Before I begin, let me quote the late, great, Booker T. Washington who said, “Of all forms of slavery there is none that is so harmful and degrading as that form of slavery which tempts one human being to hate another by reason of his race or color.”

For two years, I have been unemployed.   In the beginning, I applied to more than three hundred open positions in the insurance industry—an industry that I’ve…

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2 thoughts on “Black Woman Pretends To Be White To Get Interview

  1. I, too, am a qualified black woman with a months-long, unrequited “affiliation” with The gooey-sweet sincerity of the assurances that racially identifying would not hurt me also made me sweat — and now I can see that my instincts were right on target. I have two graduate degrees and a significant amount of experience, but have never heard from any employer — even for waitressing positions. Gee. Maybe I’m not useless, after all… Well done!

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