hirinHow many hiring managers do we think are straight-up racist?

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Good Adam Karpiak thread yesterday on Twitter (based on a question asked on LinkedIn) about recruiters facing overt racism from clients and hiring managers. Here are three to five true “winners:” (these are all different communications)

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So why does this stuff persist?

The core reasons would be:

  • It’s largely always been this way.

Can we fix it?

We’re at a moment and something is going to happen. I think the default tends to be “business as usual” — you saw that in the “red pill” debates — but I think more and more white people are starting to realize what they’ve perpetuated, so maybe it can change. I am not that confident. Rodney King, which also involved video and public outrage, was 10,693 days ago. I can’t say much has changed, and I am sure some Marty Middle Manager somewhere today will say “No sistas” to a recruiter, then receive a plaque for “leading his team through a challenging COVID period.”

But I’m hoping we start to do better.

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