- November 15, 2012 | Filed under: BizTechNews | Posted by: bowatkin 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.
- Yolanda Spivey Writes:
- First, I created an email account and resume for Bianca. I kept the same employment history and educational background on her resume that was listed on my own. But I removed my home phone number, kept my listed cell phone number, and changed my cell phone greeting to say, “You have reached Bianca White. Please leave a message.” Then I created an online Monster.com account, listed Bianca as a White woman on the diversity questionnaire, and activated the account.
- That very same day, I received a phone call. The next day, my phone line and Bianca’s email address, were packed with potential employers calling for an interview. I was stunned. More shocking was that some employers, mostly Caucasian-sounding women, were calling Bianca more than once, desperate to get an interview with her. All along, my real Monster.com account was open and active; but, despite having the same background as Bianca, I received no phone calls.
Since the inception of slavery over 500 years ago, little to no value has been placed on the Black body if not with the intention of profitability for Whites. Little has changed in regards to the worth of Black bodies in this country, as we are consistently seen as a threat in the White imagination or otherwise the canvas for the projection of Whites’ racialized fantasy of Black hypersexuality. This is evidenced by the media’s demonization of Black victims, the negation of Hurricane Katrina victims’ worth, underrepresentation of Black missing person cases, and the caging of Black bodies within the prison system.
Me (Kristin Lansdown)
The Introduction to my paper about how society devalues Black bodies, especially in the media .
There is an accompanying zine to this paper with pictures of Trayvon Martin, Kimani Gray, Rodney Kyles Jr, and Hadiya Pendleton and quotes taken from news stories that show value or devaluing of their lives. It also has random artwork that isn’t that great looking and Chicagoland area resources for mental health, youth organizations, and basic information about transformative justice.
Obviously only some racist ass white people would want to form a white student union considering most universities are clubs for white people to begin with. The fucking president said he can’t fully disagree with slavery because its a ”complicated issue” and it wasn’t ”evil all of the time”
GTFO. Why hasn’t the university shut this down since it’s been designated a hate group? How in Maryland is it a safe environment for students of color while this organization meets on campus and has these type of racist, bigoted viewpoints. They say that REPUBLICANS AREN’T CONSERVATIVE ENOUGH.
G they want us enslaved again. I’m not going.
They think this is what Black Student Union’s do though. They think all we do is talk about how much we hate white people which is sooo funny because no one is thinking about ya’ll at BSU meetings. We’re talking about Black shit that has to do with Black shit. Self-centered ass thinking to believe White people dominate our conversations. Self-importance at an all time high.
According to this Yelp post, employees at the ALDO location on North Michigan Ave are required to say “Gum on the floor” when Black customers walk in.
DO NOT SHOP HERE.
you can’t be racist against white people
- you can’t be racist against white peopleyou can’t be racist against white people
- you can’t
- be racist
- against white people
you can’t be racist against white people
educate yourself ok: http://racism-education.tumblr.com/post/20468906876/why-reverse-racism-doesnt-exist
I was looking at the Prison Industrial Complex as a racial project for the essential components I knew about it, but wanted to look at where the term originates and it’s exact meaning.
I don’t even know what to say except that this is scary. No lie though I’ve always been weary of old white men….because they were around back when black folks didn’t have any rights and who’s to say they don’t still feel the same way? This is just so terrible. When you send your son to take out the garbage you don’t think he’ll be killed in the process.