Why Social Networks Unwittingly Worsen Job Opportunities for Black Workers

A New York Times article notes that white Americans tend to get the edge in seeking certain jobs by accessing social networks that black Americans are not part of. Disturbing as this trend is, it stems from referrals that may seem innocuous to the people making them, say Katherine and Janice Bellace.

May 10, 2013
- Knowledge@Wharton

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E-mails Ignored, Meetings Denied: Bias at the Search Stage Limits Diversity

If women or minorities are not given the same level of encouragement—or the same ability to access “insider” information—as their white male colleagues, they may be discouraged from even trying to pursue a particular opportunity, or they may start the application process at such a disadvantage that there is no chance of catching up.

September 26, 2012
- Knowledge@Wharton

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