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If You’re White, You’re Alright: The Reproduction Of Racial Hierarchies In Bollywood Films

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The temporary employment industry is an important and rapidly growing segment of the labor market. In LaKeisha's America, over a third of the U.S. population is comprised of people who identify with a racial or ethnic group that is not Caucasian. Transformation of the U.S. economy in the 1990s left the temporary employment industry as a major source of jobs and employment decision-making. However, while temporary employment may be a bridge to permanent work, hiring practices within the temporary employment industry can also serve as barriers. At the résumé submission phase, significant disparities—both positive and negative—were masked by the overall response rate received by African American candidates, which mirrored the state average of 31%.The Discrimination Research Center (DRC) résumé study, presenting applicants with comparable education, skill sets and years of experience, demonstrates that other factors might also contribute to African Americans receiving lower response rates.

Keywords:African American candidates; hiring practices; LaKeisha; résumé submission; temporary employment



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