Jun 13 - Bad News for Those With the 'Blackest' Names

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Jun 13 - Bad News for Those With the 'Blackest' Names
 

 
By: Jenée Desmond-Harris | Posted: June 12, 2012 at 3:05 PM


ABC's 20/20 put 20 of the "blackest" and "whitest" (as determined by D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner's book, Freakonomics) male and female names to the test, posting identical résumés with different names at the top.

Guess which ones got ignored?

OK, that wasn't a hard question.

Those with the white-sounding names were actually downloaded 17 percent more often by job recruiters than the résumés with black-sounding names, according to ABC News. Sad (and probably dumb on the part of those doing the hiring, considering that they're passing over people with qualifications that meet their needs), but not really surprising.

Some examples from the lists of "black" names:

Imani
Ebony
Shanice
Aaliyah
Precious
Nia
Deja
Diamond
Asia
Dominique

DeShawn
DeAndre
Marquis
Darnell
Terrell
Malik
Trevon
Tyrone
Willie
Demetrius

Is yours on the list? If so, let us know in the comments how you think it has (or hasn't) affected your professional life.

You can watch the 20/20 episode containing the experiment on Friday night at 10.

Read more at ABC News.


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 6 years ago '05        #2
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those are on the list but not shaquita, bonita, laquita, and shayshonay
 6 years ago '10        #3
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Dont EVER trust a white girl named Ebony..trust me.
 6 years ago '06        #4
Stupid Fresh 188 heat pts188
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what a surprise.......
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Sucks for this young man
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Sucks for this young man
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 1188 said:
Dont EVER trust a white girl named Ebony..trust me.

 06-13-2012, 10:24 PM         #9
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Lol bust how I know at least 1 of each of these names! Lol
Sheeeit, I got like 3 Deshaun cousins!
 6 years ago '04        #10
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 06-13-2012, 11:29 PM         #11
TeddiGramz 
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Don't forget the isha's...... You CAN'T forget the isha's........ Like Hoeisha for example... The qua's too....

Hoeniqua, Uniqua, Slowniqua, etc...


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 1188 said:
Dont EVER trust a white girl named Ebony..trust me.
don't trust a white bi*ch that named Tupac
 6 years ago '09        #13
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i aint hiring nobody named Diamond either
 06-14-2012, 07:45 AM         #16
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So its black's people problem that white people are too racist to even consider qualification over a name? A name should not matter when it comes to people providing for family, but in the world where white is right and anything else that is not white, straight, or male is wrong.......this country is so wack sometimes.

My son's name will be Fucucracha the III
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Sucks for this young man
This n*gga got a Boxden screen name for a government name.
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 06-14-2012, 09:44 AM         #19
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Zuma (Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale)
Clementine Jane (Ethan Hawke and Ryan Shawhughes)
Knox Leon (Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt)
Sunday Rose (Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban)
Apple (Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow)
Moxie Crimef!ghter (Magician Penn Jillette)
Hopper (Sean Penn and Robin Wright)
Pilot Inspektor (Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf)
Sosie (Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick)
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Just some perspective.....they are not denying because of names......its a perception of skin color, its not a funny matter at all.......this is the same country you live in......and your taking obvious discrimination mighty lightly for some of you who claim that its a fair and balanced playing field. A parent should be able to name their children what ever they want, but when that name wont even get them in the door.....you have to admit thats some fu*k tard sh*t...........anybody? Or do you all want to keep playing the racist undertone name game?
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shanaynay isnt on there?
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