Racism and Affirmative Action -Reply -Reply

Richard Swerdlin Swerdlin at COEFS.COE.UNT.EDU
Wed Feb 7 11:07:00 MST 1996


Robert Neill:

    The sports situation is not the usual one socially or
economically.  Where "winning" draws crowds and bucks, color is
usually overlooked in hiring.

    The more realistic places to look at hiring practices is in
restaurants, offices, banks,etc.  What I see in those and other
places suggests that attitudes change very slowly, so that color
still makes a noticeable difference.  This is en element in the real
world.

Richard Swerdlin
(swerdlin at coefs.coe.unt.edu)

P.S. Extendedly, a person does not have to be paranoid to wonder
whether or not his "age" had something to do with a hiring decision.



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